Crafty Caliper

Combine these two carpenters toolsa try square and a speed squareto measure everything from the diameter of round bun feet to

measuring hack

Combine these two carpenters toolsa try square and a speed squareto measure everything from the diameter of round bun feet to Aunt Anns prize mangoes. Tighten the try squares adjustable leg at the 2-in. mark, then slide the speed square along the try squares blade. The speed squares metal ridge keeps it parallel to the try squares adjustable leg. When the sliding caliper touches the workpiece, read the measurement where the speed square crosses the try squares blade and subtract 2 in. for the exact measurement. Thanks to Stuart Osedo for this inventive tip.

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