Have been reading Siegele's "Steel Square", Townsend, et. al. and
assorted related texts. Know the standard test for a "true" square
and the usual way of making it true if it's not (i.e. drift and hammer
and patience and prudence.
The square I am concerned with has a variation on the standard "out of
true-ness" tho - in short, the tongue is warped. As I hold the body
vertically in front of me, the tongue pointing away from me, I can see
the tongue starts out straight enough, but bows to the left and then
back to the right again. How do I correct this ? Put it in a vise
for a while ? or what?
Be that as it may, the lack of "true-ness" in the one dimension, is
affecting the lack of truness in the significant one. Can anyone
suggest an effective way to flatten this square? Being steel, it is
rather thin and so acts very much like a spring....
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