All about squares for woodworking.

All about squares for woodworking.

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Squares I recommend (affiliate):
Starrett Engineer’s Square (pricey, but worth it): https://amzn.to/2HflMMU
Small Machinist’s Square (good accuracy at a low price): https://amzn.to/2JwmwyO
6 Inch Engineer’s Square (my preferred size): https://amzn.to/2LDWNr8
Speed Square: https://amzn.to/2W2GjfU
Framing Square (mine is a Stanley, but this Starrett is very cheap and gets good reviews): https://amzn.to/2Q2lPP1
Try Square: All of mine are vintage and since I don’t own any new ones, I don’t feel I can recommend any.

Woodwork for Humans Tool List (affiliate)|| Stanley 12-404 Handplane: https://amzn.to/2TjW5mo
Honing Guide: https://amzn.to/2TaJEZM
Green buffing compound: https://amzn.to/2XuUBE2
Cheap metal/plastic hammer for plane adjusting: https://amzn.to/2XyE7Ln
Spade Bits: https://amzn.to/2U5kvML
Metal File: https://amzn.to/2CM985y (I don’t own this one, but it looks good and gets good reviews. DOESN’T NEED A HANDLE)
My favorite file handles: https://amzn.to/2TPNPpr
Block Plane Iron (if you can’t find a used one): https://amzn.to/2I6V1vh
Vaughn Bear Saw: https://amzn.to/2WoIzLP
Dewalt Handsaw: https://amzn.to/2IAHX1Z

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50 Comments

  1. Khaydir Anuar Kamarolzaman on February 8, 2022 at 10:13 pm

    Hi Rex…. Calling from Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA….



  2. Andrew Rife on February 8, 2022 at 10:14 pm

    Does ohio count as a foreign nation? Many people seem to think so on the internet



  3. ᚺᚣᚳꓦᛜᚱ on February 8, 2022 at 10:14 pm

    I love your videos. Im watching from Norway🇳🇴



  4. Mehrdad Helagh on February 8, 2022 at 10:14 pm

    IRAN



  5. Kuba Cube on February 8, 2022 at 10:15 pm

    greetings from POLAND!



  6. Practical Sikho on February 8, 2022 at 10:16 pm

    12:45 I am Mohsin Shahzad from Pakistan. I am a hobbyist woordworker and carpenter. I hope you will notice my comment and stick Pakistani flag on your wall.
    Edit: Wow I saw your latest video and you have already done that. Thank you!



  7. Daniel Rivera on February 8, 2022 at 10:17 pm

    Hey!
    Watching from Brazil 🇧🇷!
    Thanks for all the videos u post!!!!
    Tools are very limited and expensive here so this helps a lot!!!!
    Valeu!!! (Cheers!!!)



  8. Shiv Kumar on February 8, 2022 at 10:21 pm

    🇮🇳 from India



  9. Hans Elvström on February 8, 2022 at 10:22 pm

    Watching from Finland. Found your channel a couple of days ago so a new subscriber. I like technology in all forms and got all kinds of tools myself but very interesting to see the really basic form of woodworking, although I wouldn’t want to go through a scaffolding foot with a bit-brace :-).



  10. Rhonneil Estacio on February 8, 2022 at 10:25 pm

    Greeting from Philippines 🇵🇭



  11. John Matthews on February 8, 2022 at 10:26 pm

    Hey Rex, Love your content. Your "Don’t waste your money" advice has held me in good stead. You can tack up a flag of Australia for extra representative goodness.



  12. Fish Hobby on February 8, 2022 at 10:26 pm

    Mexico



  13. Boldi Koenig on February 8, 2022 at 10:26 pm

    Hungary



  14. Schwitzer Justesen on February 8, 2022 at 10:27 pm

    Happy New Year from Denmark



  15. Lloyd Filasol on February 8, 2022 at 10:28 pm

    I’m from Philippines. I always watch your videos and enjoy it, some topics are new to me or seldom discussed in my country.



  16. robin alexander on February 8, 2022 at 10:28 pm

    Australia, state Tasmania. cheers



  17. Torbjörn Granberg on February 8, 2022 at 10:29 pm

    Finland! Really useful video. Been following you for a while now. Thank you Rex!



  18. marcdesomere1 on February 8, 2022 at 10:33 pm

    Belgium!



  19. Sue Smith on February 8, 2022 at 10:33 pm

    Hi I love your videos I am from Botswana



  20. Thomas Hansen on February 8, 2022 at 10:37 pm

    Danmark



  21. Anoniem4 on February 8, 2022 at 10:39 pm

    Two, almost three years after this video, but maybe you still read this. I’m watching from the Netherlands



  22. Ariel Mel on February 8, 2022 at 10:44 pm

    Maybe Im late but you have viewers from Argentina!!! Best regards



  23. mpa fanai on February 8, 2022 at 10:46 pm

    Keep it up, all the best from north eastern India👍👍



  24. umeejamali on February 8, 2022 at 10:46 pm

    Pakistan



  25. Red Salem on February 8, 2022 at 10:47 pm

    You’ve got a Canadian brother here. Love the channel.



  26. Dan Borey on February 8, 2022 at 10:48 pm

    Hey from Australia. Only just started watching your content, finding it very informative. Keep up the great work. I’m planning to build your Quick Stack Workbench but will modify it slightly to suit.



  27. Marco Michaud on February 8, 2022 at 10:49 pm

    Bonjour du Canada, thank you for the video, much appreciated from a newbie to woodworking.



  28. Dr Suresh Narayanan on February 8, 2022 at 10:50 pm

    Hi Rex I am Dr Suresh Narayanan from India. I like and benefitted from your videos very much in keeping woodworking as my hobby. Thank you.



  29. Bruce C on February 8, 2022 at 10:51 pm

    Since you ask, I am resident in New Zealand (although was born in England). Our flag is similar to but distinct from that of Australia.

    I”ve owned a fairly flash looking tri-square for about fifty years – mahogany handle with diamond shaped brass inlays and brass edge; no brand name apparent, and I think it could be something like a Marples knock off. It wasn’t cheap cheap though.

    I’ve long suspected and more recently confirmed that it was out of true. My most recent attempt to quantify the degree of error came up with an estimated 0.5 degree. It doesn’t sound much, but it’s enough to throw things out. In recent times, I’ve been measuring it both ways and averaging. Time to let go, I can see, of the nostalgic connection. Thanks for your input in this video, and many others that I’ve watched since i discovered you a few days ago..



  30. luki sinaga on February 8, 2022 at 10:52 pm

    Iam from Indonesia,
    I learn and enjoying your video



  31. DILEEP on February 8, 2022 at 10:55 pm

    INDIA



  32. Susan Mason on February 8, 2022 at 10:55 pm

    I am about to order some hand held power tools in about 2 days. I am retired, but I want to.make small things to sell to supplement or replace my meager social security stipend. So, to help me learn, I have been watching a whole lot of these woodworking videos. So, something interesting happened today. I was thinking about making some wooden cigarette cases like the one I bought about two and a half years ago. I bought it shortly before I quit smoking. When I got it, I thought it was beautiful and flawless…a work of art. I hadn’t looked at it closely for a really long time, but when I looked at it today, I noticed all the imperfections, of which there are quite a few. I know that watching all these videos is not going to automatically make me a skilled woodworker, and that I will need practice, but what the videos DID DO, was to show me what excellent woodworking looks like and how to recognize poor quality work. About 3 or 4 years ago, someone gave me this beautiful carved box that I thought was a pure treasure. When I looked at it today, I could also see some flaws in it. Not as much as the cigarette case, but enough.



  33. Kent Greenough on February 8, 2022 at 10:55 pm

    Watching from Finland!!



  34. ch33cost on February 8, 2022 at 10:57 pm

    This was so damn useful! thnx



  35. Lightningfun 64 on February 8, 2022 at 10:58 pm

    Nice video mate



  36. Vic on February 8, 2022 at 10:58 pm

    Colombia!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



  37. Franjo Kesler on February 8, 2022 at 10:58 pm

    I am watching you from Serbia (Europe). Thank you.



  38. Russell Johnston on February 8, 2022 at 10:59 pm

    Australia



  39. Bert Ramirez on February 8, 2022 at 10:59 pm

    Hello from Mexico! Love your channel!



  40. David Gee on February 8, 2022 at 11:01 pm

    If you need a big square to check big projects just make one using lengths of 2×1 in 3 4 5 ratio following Pythagorean principles, just need a ruler, saw, a hammer and a few nails!



  41. Kestrel Studios on February 8, 2022 at 11:01 pm

    First video of yours I’ve watched. Really liked the content and your “style”.I had decide to subscribe to your channel before I was even 1/4 into the vid, but the way you finished acknowledging the presence(and import), of non-U.S. folks sealed the deal. Although I am in the U.s. myself (Colorado), the Amurcan tendency to believe we are the only people on the planet is, obviously, absurd. So, thanks for that bit too!



  42. mc klein on February 8, 2022 at 11:02 pm

    Hi Rex, thanks for asking, I´m from Brasil (Brazil). Love your content and I have a suggestion. I don´t know how it works, but I think it would help if you allow automatic closed captions on your videos. You english sounds it preatty clear to me, but It could help someone else. Although, sometimes, even I could use a little help because there are some english tool names which I´m not familiary with. So, closed captions would help me understand better or find faster on the web If I could read theirs names too. Thanks.



  43. Kvirit Ex on February 8, 2022 at 11:03 pm

    Kazakhstan



  44. John Shufelt on February 8, 2022 at 11:03 pm

    If you’re monitoring this, I’m in Taiwan. Thanks for the advice.



  45. Wilker Melo on February 8, 2022 at 11:03 pm

    Greetings from Brazil! <3



  46. Viaan Janse van Rensburg on February 8, 2022 at 11:05 pm

    Hello from New Zealand 😃



  47. Foeke Kuik on February 8, 2022 at 11:06 pm

    Thanks, useful material , greetings from the Netherlands!



  48. Petr Smrz on February 8, 2022 at 11:06 pm

    Great video, I am from the Czech Republic usually called Czechia



  49. Thomas Chaney on February 8, 2022 at 11:11 pm

    Rex I have used Lego to make square for drilling and as a square to check joints



  50. David Rodes on February 8, 2022 at 11:11 pm

    When you made your pitch to represent international viewers, you got my subscription.
    Sincerely, open-armed American