Getting ready for WIA, I made a seven squares based on Andre Roubo’s 18th-century plans. Chris and I made enough stock for eight of them but….ah…….I have seven! I cut the precision slot in the wrong end of the one handle. Hey could have happened to anyone! Never fear I have one custom square for sale at some future time.
So we will have seven of these for sale at WIA so at least please take a look so at least you can make a comment on my workmanship. Yes I can take criticism….
Looking forward to this event. The area is great so we should all have a good time. See you in a couple of weeks.
8 thoughts on “Lookee Lookee”
Is there significance or utility to the asymmetrical details on the ends of each blade? Is it purely decorative? If so, why does one blade have the long face next to the workpiece and the other blade long face away from the workpiece?
Or am I thinking about this way too hard? : )
Criticism on your workmanship? You’re top photo needs color correction.
I meant to say "Your top photo".
Yes, I know, that photo is with color correction!
As to the asymmetrical details on the ends of each blade, I know that it exposes more end grain which speeds the re-stabilization when the moisture content changes. As to the particular design I think it looked good to Roubo? Or maybe it help distinguish his square from anothers. As to why one blad has the long face in a different direction I am not sure I am understanding the question. In the photo one of the squares in laying on the opposite face than the others.
Boy, those look sweet! Put me down for one. 🙂 See you in Cinci, John!
Doing the detail scrolls to speed stabilization of the wood after humidity changes seems to me a bit like wearing a coat to slow global warming.
I should add that regardless of the effect or lack thereof on the wood, I like the visual effect of the scrolls. These are good looking and should be great to work with.
I believe the reason that the long edges are where they are is because when marking out a line square to an edge, the long edge of the stock is against the wood, and the long edge on the blade is the one you would mark against. At least that is the way I use a marking gauge.
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