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THE WOODWORKERS TRY-SQUARE
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|The woodworkers try-square is composed of two main
parts - the stock and the blade. The blade is made from hardened and
tempered steel which makes is resistant to damage. The stock is usually
made from rosewood although cheaper versions can be made from plastic or
A brass face is added to the stock to ensure a straight edge.
A typical use of a woodworkers try-square can be seen
An alternative use of a try-square is to test the edge of a piece of wood to check how square it is (has it got a 90 degree angle along its length?). The try-square and material are held up to the light and the try-square is moved along the length of the wood. If light shines through any gaps between the blade and the wood, then the edge is not square.
|Draw a woodworkers
try-square and label each part.
Sketch one typical use of a woodworkers try-square.