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What is Carpenter’s Square in Tagalog? History, Types, and Uses

What is Carpenter’s Square in Tagalog? History, Types, and Uses

Carpentry
Also known as steel square or framing square, a carpenter’s square in Tagalog is called “eskwala.” This L-shaped carpentry tool is used to measure and mark the accuracy of right angles for framing floors, walls, roofs, etc. There are several types of squares used in woodworking and metalworking, depending on where you will use them. The origin of the right angle frame tool is not clear. Nonetheless, wooden try squares have been discovered and were believed to be from Ancient Egypt and Ancient Rome. The term “square” was derived from Old French “esquire” or “esquarre.” As early as 1250, it was also used to describe a measuring tool that can measure right angles.  There were also writings claiming that ancient Greek architect Theodorus of Samos invented the square tool. However, re...