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  • #476867
    aintgonnahappen
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    Yeah you could be right. I do have a series of vids and one of his books. Thanks or the heads up!

    Frank

    #308962
    aintgonnahappen
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    Thanks ehisey. I figured it out and fixed it up. I did see that video you are referring to, among many other articles and videos. They all helped, along with Paul’s articles and videos and everybody commenting here, to get this thing squared up.

    #308955
    aintgonnahappen
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    I fixed it! Just took some very light sanding with fine sandpaper with a thinner steel rule as a guide. I took the square apart completely so I had access to the lands and sanded one side very lightly. I checked for square after every sanding; it took 4 times to get it so square that my eyes cannot see the difference of the very sharp pencil lines.

    I checked inside and out over the 10 inch accessible length. Looks great now!

    Thanks for the help everyone.

    BTW, I had the option of a cast iron head or hardened steel head, I chose the cast iron because it was cheaper. Thank goodness I did that because I’m not sure I could have sanded the hardened steel if it was out of square. Of course perhaps the hardened steel head is better quality and would never require touch up.

    Frank

    #308945
    aintgonnahappen
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    Thanks for the responses. Much appreciated. I have checked this thing at least a dozen times, if not more, and it is indeed out of square over the 10 inch length by a full 32nd; this is a brand new Starrett 12 inch combo square. I have tried it on numerous boards and edges, factory and fresh from the saw.

    I think that one poster here on this thread has helped cleared up the 2 board technique; I think the purpose was simply to create a straightedge; that makes sense and it was something I considered but wanted to be sure. Thanks for the help everyone.

    I looked on YT for help on correcting this issue but couldn’t find one that dealt with a Starrett. I found cheap brands where they filed down the lands, but not a Starrett. In fact I don’t even see lands, except simply for the entire area where the square slides into. I’ll keep investigating and try to salvage this thing; so disgusting when you spend so much money to avoid these issues and the issues remain.

    Frank

    #308914
    aintgonnahappen
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    I have rechecked and rechecked this thing and it is out of square over 10 inches by a full 32nd. Brand newish Starrett. It’s been sitting around for a couple years in the box and put away so there’s no way I can return it; there’s a 100+ down the drain I guess.

    Maybe someone will clarify the 2 board technique so i can check it that way.

    #308912
    aintgonnahappen
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    Thanks for the response. I still don’t get the 2 board thing. I have a feeling its very important and probably solves the issues of squaring up. Just want to understand Pauls method.

    #308683
    aintgonnahappen
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    Thanks for this. I was wondering the dimensions myself. I was going to wing it and I’m sure it would have been fine, but this drawing helps. Thanks bertd for posting and thanks to Gregory Merrit for the drawing.

    Frank

    #133079
    aintgonnahappen
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    Thanks for the welcome and kind words guys. I very much look forward to conversing with you guys! Take care.

    Frank Booth

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