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This article is from Issue 46 of Woodcraft Magazine.
If you have a framing
square that’s not square don’t toss it–yet. If the error is small, there’s a
good chance it can be fixed. If the edges are straight and the legs are uniform
in width (not tapered), give this old trick a try. If the square is obtuse
(greater than 90°), dimple the outer corner area a couple times using a center
punch and a hammer, and check your results. If the square is severely off, you
may need to do this several times. What you’re doing is stretching the metal on
the outer corner to push the legs towards each other. Conversely, if the square
is acute (less than 90°), you’ll need to dimple the area near the inside corner
of the square.
Craig Bentzley, Chalfont, Pennsylvania
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