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    Hey, I'm sharing one of my favorite tools. A Veritas Saddle Square. Actually I have two in different sizes. This is the large size for marking 2x4 and 4x4 (shown on 4x4 here). One of those tools that makes woodworking a pleasure.

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    They're great for continuing lines from side to side. And even side to opposite side.
    Works really well when the board has a rounded edge or some wane where the edge is not really sharp and square but the two adjacent faces are square to each other. And the size is perfect and easy to handle and position. Its tons easier to to this job with the saddle square than with a 12" combi square.

    https://www.leevalley.com/en-us/shop...saddle-squares

    They've gone up in price, I've had mine for years but they are still a bargain compared to Woodpecker's tools. And Veritas tools have always been top notch quality to me. I find I use the bigger one more if you can only get one.

    https://youtu.be/EVGkix3nkoA

    Helped me lay out these cuts
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    Last edited by LCHIEN; 01-13-2021, 03:42 AM.

    • leehljp
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      I have one of those and use it when I can find it. I need to spay paint it yellow. It's not that I don't put my tools back most of the time, It is that I can't find it when I set it down between uses on a project! My favorite square is the Veratas Sliding square: https://www.leevalley.com/en-ca/shop...liding-squares.
      I have two of them, the first one cost $9.95 IIRC (or $12.95), and I lost it for a while and bought another to replace it at $19.95 I think. Now they are $49.95! The first one that I lost, I was looking for it on the wrong side of the ocean! ;-) (It was here in the States and I was sure I had it with me overseas.) That is my MOST used marking tool.

    • LCHIEN
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      Yes, I have that sliding square and use it a great deal, too.

    • Rodango
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      Rodango commented
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      I've painted things bright colors before. I also used to paint many outdoor tools with some brown and very dull green paint. Like my orange chainsaw blade cover and a bit of the saw, too. Strangely nobody ever wanted to steal it. It just looked sad and old, and worked like new for many years.
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