Show me your dirtiest, worst welding squares. Winner gets new Fireball Squares on me!

I want to see your worst, most pathetic, grossest welding squares. My favorite one will receive some brand new Fireball Squares. Show me what you got!

If by “welding square” you mean the right angle blocks tacked to my absurdly large shop-built welding table I got from a friend’s dad… then pretty sure this counts.

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These are the worst because the magnets attract the metal fines.

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Try and keep them clean and spatter free but alot of the corners are rounded off slightly, and if they get to bad just pitch them.

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Have you checked them for Square yet?

The top 2 are square and my daily runners, the lose heads are hit or miss, i know 2 of them are rounded on the long flat from mill scale and trying to square tubes. The long 24 that is running down the middle is a vintage miller falls that i picked up off ebay which is very square since im almost sure it was only used in a drafting room. Only downside is that the blade keeper is indexed one direction and the scale itself is 10/100ths on one side and 32/64ths on the other.


So, this is both my welding, plasma table and my selection of “squares”
The only square one is the small one. The rest varie from 5mm to 13mm off square. I only took them out for a picture.

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@Welderup I also have some layout squares that need to be thrown away, but I keep them around for some reason. Its hard, I can’t put them in the trash can.

I know what you mean.
If pepole see them they think i know what im doing, in reality im flying by the seat of my pants​:face_with_spiral_eyes::face_with_peeking_eye::face_with_spiral_eyes::face_with_peeking_eye:

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I think my square beats them all :rofl:

i keep a set of them in my toolbox for when i need to check a few critical parts on some of the things i build, mostly due to the limited space i have to get in there and look at it.

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I found a framing square in the road once, bent up like a pretzl. Just for fun I tried to hammer it back true on the anvil. First, flatten the square. Then, try the old trick of peening at the joint to get it square. Problem was, the thing was so stretched the ruler scales weren’t really accurate anymore either so I put it in the “possibilities pile.”

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