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I have lots of tools in the workshop, but sometimes you don't know how much you need a tool until you use something new. One case of that is a small 90 degree square. Not a big framing square and not a metal speed square, but a small wood square to quickly check corners as you are working.
Framing Square and Drywall 'T'
So i decided to make one out of wood. This time instead of using a cheap piece of pine, I used a nice piece of oak that i had since building my TV stand.
I plan on doing a write-up of the sled later on.
Pieces Fit Together
I also used a wood block as a brace to hold the board vertically. With it clamped in, i used the table saw to remove the bulk of the groove in the handle. The remainder i removed with a wood rasp.
Next i glued the extension board to the handle with wood glue. As it was setting up i checked the 90 degree angle several times, then rubbed sawdust into the glue to fill the gaps. And clamped it all together so that it wouldn't move.
I sanded everything down with sand paper and rounded over the sharp edges and rounded over some of the corners. I used the big homemade disc sander to flatten out the handle and made everything flush with each other.
I added cherry stain and then instead of polyurethane i decided to use wax. After the wax dried i wiped it and added a second coat.
I wanted to make a simple tool that does 1 job and does that 1 job well. It turned out to be a neat little project and a tool that i hope to have for a long time.