Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Tuesday Tip: Square Leveler

Day job distraction continues, but I'm hoping I can get at least a little better about posting in the coming days/weeks. Heh - won't take much to get better. I even missed Wordless Wedensday last week. Ugh. But please stay tuned - and thanks for your patience as I continue slogging through my busy time of year at work.

In the meantime, I've been trying to do some modeling as I can. And one of the things that I needed help with was a way keep a part nice, square & perpendicular. A square would keep it, well, "square" but - as you can see in the photo below - the end of the square dips so it can't help keep anything perpendicular.

It probably doesn't look like it's off by much, but it is most definitely off. And the larger the piece (e.g. a wall) the further off it will be. (box shown just as an example since the roof brackets that prompted the creation of this little aid were already done)
Enter the Square Leveler (TM) . . .

. . .  which I made this from scraps of styrene. It's as easy as 1-2-3:
  1. Measure the depth/thickness of the thick leg of the square off of the thin leg;
  2. Find a thickness of styrene to match - or laminate a couple pieces together to get the right thickness;
  3. Attach some pieces to each end, far apart enough to accommodate the thin leg of the square.

Now, your square is not only square, but the thick leg can be used to help hold something perfectly perpendicular now too!

All nice and perpendicular!

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