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A try square is a wood worker's tool used to either test to see if an edge is squared or to mark a piece of wood for cutting. The wood is marked all the way around in order to cut joints or simply to cut the end of a pie... More »

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The Swanson speed square is a carpenter's tool used for measuring, cutting and marking lumber and other building materials. It is a combination of five different tools, including a try square, miter square, protractor, l... More »

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A speed square can be used in several practical ways: as a tri square, miter square, protractor, line scriber or saw guide. The versatile speed square, originally made to measure roof rafters, is a tool used by carpenter... More »

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Use a framing square to make perpendicular lines on lumber by butting the lipped edge of this tool against the side of the wood board. Then, using a pencil, draw the line using the other leg of the framing square as your... More »

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The tenon saw is a tool that is used primarily in the cutting of wood tenons which are a kind of interlocking joint or hinge. It is a member of the backsaw family and is typically made with a hardened metal edge with cro... More »

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The Swanson speed square is a carpenter's tool used for measuring, cutting and marking lumber and other building materials. It is a combination of five different tools, including a try square, miter square, protractor, l... More »

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To use a wood lathe, secure a piece of wood between the head stock and the tail stock, ensuring that it is clamped in tightly. Select an appropriate RPM rate, rest the cutting tool on the tool rest, and turn on the power... More »

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