Paean to the double square
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  Re: Paean to the double square by Bill_Houghton (For a long time, I d...)
My two 12' combo squares (Starrett and Brown&Sharp) both have the 4R scales. I keep both setup so that I'm reading from the 1/16" scale.

My 4" and 6" double squares also have 4R scales and I keep them set up the same way, it reads the 1/16" scale. So as long as I am reading the 1/16" scale left to right and right-side-up, I'm reading the end of the double square that is being referenced on the work. No need for adding tape or other dodges to the double square.

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#32
  Re: Paean to the double square by Bill_Houghton (For a long time, I d...)
I have 2 double squares and use them all the time. I always wonder why I took so long to buy one.
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#33
  Re: Paean to the double square by Bill_Houghton (For a long time, I d...)
I'm still refraining..........too many squares around here now. I only have 2 hands. Uhoh
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  Re: Paean to the double square by Bill_Houghton (For a long time, I d...)
Rob Young said, “My two 12' combo squares“
Where did you find 12’ combo squares.
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  Re: RE: Paean to the double square by Gary G™ (Rob Young said, “My ...)
(02-26-2019, 07:18 PM)Gary G™ Wrote: Rob Young said, “My two 12' combo squares“
Where did you find 12’ combo squares.
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  Re: RE: Paean to the double square by Gary G™ (Rob Young said, “My ...)
(02-26-2019, 07:18 PM)Gary G™ Wrote: Rob Young said, “My two 12' combo squares“
Where did you find 12’ combo squares.
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The best thing about being 12' is they are hard to misplace. So I always find them where I left them.

(12" of course, geeze I need to be more careful proofing things when using the darn phone to post.)
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  Re: RE: Paean to the double square by Rob Young ([quote='Gary G™' pid...)
(02-27-2019, 10:52 AM)Rob Young Wrote: The best thing about being 12' is they are hard to misplace. So I always find them where I left them.

(12" of course, geeze I need to be more careful proofing things when using the darn phone to post.)

And, on WoodNet we are all grammer boys, to.....

Ps. Yes, intentional. However, I would never know if my punctuation is too lean, or too rife.
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  Re: RE: Paean to the double square by hbmcc ([quote='Rob Young' p...)
(02-27-2019, 12:17 PM)hbmcc Wrote: And, on WoodNet we are all grammer boys, to.....

Ps. Yes, intentional. However, I would never know if my punctuation is too lean, or too rife.

Yep
*too* 
and an ellipsis as three periods in it.


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  Re: RE: Paean to the double square by Rob Young ([quote='hbmcc' pid='...)
(02-27-2019, 02:51 PM)Rob Young Wrote: and an ellipsis as three periods in it.
Except when the ellipsis indicates that you've deleted something that includes a period, when it is acceptable - even, some argue, clearer - to use four periods.  For instance:

"I really like my double square that I bought last year.  Just as with clamps, you can't have too many squares."

"I really like my double square....you can't have too many squares."
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#40
  Re: Paean to the double square by Bill_Houghton (For a long time, I d...)
I also prefer a combination square over a double. I can't get the excitement out of a double maybe I am just paranoid that I will use the wrong end.
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