How To Increase The Holding Power Of A Square
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Anyone who has introduced a square to young students or beginner woodworkers knows the challenges of teaching them how to control the tool and maintain it square to the edge of the workpiece during use.
The main problem for the inexperienced woodworker is to keep the square where they intended.As the student slides their pencil or marking knife down the ruler, problems begin.The further away they slide the marking tool from the square head, the more likely they are to lose control of the square, which leads the square to slide or pivot.
One way to help my students keep the square secured to the workpiece is to add friction between it and the work.The way I choose to do this is by affixing a str*p of Pressure Sensitive Adhesive sandpaper to the edge of the square's head.
I begin by cleaning the edge of the square head with alcohol.Then I cut the PSA sandpaper with a utility knife and press it onto the edge of the square.To solidify the marriage between the two, I use the corner of a scrap piece of wood and press it along the PSA strip.
This technique is not restricted to beginners...