Illustration showing the correct and incorrect position of a right line pen against a T-square, triangle, or straight edge when doing geometric constructions.

Positioning Pen for Constructions

Illustration showing the correct and incorrect position of a right line pen against a T-square, triangle,…

"Draw three-inch square. Draw lines AB, BC, DE and EF at 30 degrees. Divide lower side into seven equal parts with the dividers. Draw the vertical lines, and mark divisions on AC with pencil as each line is drawn. Through the division points on top and bottom draw the converging lines using the triangle alone as a straight-edge." —French, 1911

Drawing Converging Lines

"Draw three-inch square. Draw lines AB, BC, DE and EF at 30 degrees. Divide lower side into seven equal…

This is an architectural tool, which facilitates the use of drawing straight lines and right angles, similar to modern T-squares.

Drafting Appliance

This is an architectural tool, which facilitates the use of drawing straight lines and right angles,…

A T-square is a technical drawing instrument, primarily a guide for drawing horizontal lines on a drafting table. It is used by draftsmen. It is also used to guide the triangle that draws the vertical lines.

Architects Drafting Square

A T-square is a technical drawing instrument, primarily a guide for drawing horizontal lines on a drafting…

To fasten the paper, lay a sheet on the board with the left edge an inch or so from the ending, place a T-square in position and "true up" the paper with the T-square.

Adjusting the Paper

To fasten the paper, lay a sheet on the board with the left edge an inch or so from the ending, place…

"Through the center of the space draw a horizontal and a vertical line, measuring on these lines as diameters lay off a three-inch square. Along the lower side and the upper half of the left side measure 3/8' spaces with the scale. Draw all horizontal lines with the T-square and all vertical lines with the T-square and triangle." —French, 1911

Drawing Exercise for T-square, Triangle, and Scale

"Through the center of the space draw a horizontal and a vertical line, measuring on these lines as…

Parallel lines are drawn by using a triangle in combination with a T-square. To draw a line parallel to the one given, place a triangle against the T-square and move them together until the hypotenuse of the triangle matches the line. Hold the T-square firmly and slide the triangle in the direction of the arrow until the desired position of the parallel line is reached.

Drawing Parallel Lines Exercise

Parallel lines are drawn by using a triangle in combination with a T-square. To draw a line parallel…

Parallel lines are drawn by holding the triangle against the T-square at an angle, or another triangle, then slip the first triangle onto the required position.

Drawing Parallel Lines Using T-square and Triangle

Parallel lines are drawn by holding the triangle against the T-square at an angle, or another triangle,…

Perpendicular lines are drawn by fitting the hypothenuse of the triangle to the T-square at an angle, or another triangle. Then, turn the triangle so that the hypothenuse is perpendicular to the line.

Drawing Perpendicular Lines Using T-square and Triangle

Perpendicular lines are drawn by fitting the hypothenuse of the triangle to the T-square at an angle,…

When drawing vertical lines, the blade of the T-square is held with the thumb while the fingers adjusting the triangle.

Drawing Vertical Lines Using a T-square and a Triangle

When drawing vertical lines, the blade of the T-square is held with the thumb while the fingers adjusting…

All lines in a mechanical drawing are made with the aid of an instrument. Horizontal lines are drawn with the upper edge of the T-square blade as a guide.

Drawing a Horizontal Line

All lines in a mechanical drawing are made with the aid of an instrument. Horizontal lines are drawn…

The Universal Drafting Machine is used in a large drafting room. It combines the functions of T-square, triangle, scale, and protractor to save time in machine drawing and civil engineering work.

Universal Drafting Machine

The Universal Drafting Machine is used in a large drafting room. It combines the functions of T-square,…

A problem exercise to construct a star overlapping square using a triangle and T square. The image is drawn by dividing the paper with dashed lines using T square. Using the 45 degree triangle, draw diagonal lines to create the star and the star.

Constructing 4 Point Star Overlapping Box Pattern using T Square and Triangle

A problem exercise to construct a star overlapping square using a triangle and T square. The image is…

The construction of a star with square overlapping each other using a triangle and T square. This image is drawn by dividing the paper with dashed lines using T square. Using the 45 degree triangle, draw diagonal lines to create the star and the star.

Constructing Star and Box Overlap Pattern using T Square and Triangle

The construction of a star with square overlapping each other using a triangle and T square. This image…

A diagonal line pattern drawing exercise in for T square and triangle. The image is constructed by dividing the paper into squares with the T square, and the diagonal lines are drawn using a 45 degree triangle.

Drawing Exercise for Drawing Diagonal Line Pattern using T Square and Triangle

A diagonal line pattern drawing exercise in for T square and triangle. The image is constructed by dividing…

This folding square is also known as a t-square which is a technical instrument, primarily a guide for drawing horizontal lines on a drafting table.

Folding Square

This folding square is also known as a t-square which is a technical instrument, primarily a guide for…

"Where the square has a fast and a loose head, the blade should be mortised into the fixed one and the nut and thumb screw arranged as shown; the movable swivel head being used the least." —Grimshaw, 1902

Adjustable Rectangular Head T Square

"Where the square has a fast and a loose head, the blade should be mortised into the fixed one and the…

A front and side view of a t square with rectangular head. The t square is used draw straight lines using the blade in mechanical drawing.

Fixed Rectangular Head T Square

A front and side view of a t square with rectangular head. The t square is used draw straight lines…

"To enable the drawing of long parallel, the head must have been a long contact surface with the edge of the board. It must also be wide enough to hold the blade stiffly." —Grimshaw, 1902

Fixed Triangular Head T Square

"To enable the drawing of long parallel, the head must have been a long contact surface with the edge…

"Where the head is movable, the pivot should be quit large, and the hole in which it plays be bushed with metal; the washers must be large, and the clamp screws of hard metal, with deep threads and unreliable." —Grimshaw, 1902

Taper Head Adjustable T Square Side and Front View

"Where the head is movable, the pivot should be quit large, and the hole in which it plays be bushed…

T-squares is used on the left side of the board for righted handed people, and right side of the board for the left handed. One of the technique to adjust the T-square is to hold it with the fingers on the blade and the thumb on the board.

T-square Holding Position Using Fingers on Blade

T-squares is used on the left side of the board for righted handed people, and right side of the board…

An adjustable T-square to create straight lines at different angles with a ruler attached to the head.

Adjustable Head T-square with Ruler

An adjustable T-square to create straight lines at different angles with a ruler attached to the head.

A T-shaped ruler, used primarily in mechanical drawing, having a short crosspiece that slides along the edge of the drawing board as a guide to the perpendicular longer section in making parallel lines, right angles, etc., and as a support for triangles.

Adjustable Drafting T-Square

A T-shaped ruler, used primarily in mechanical drawing, having a short crosspiece that slides along…

An adjustable T-square to create straight lines at different angles.

Adjustable Head T-square

An adjustable T-square to create straight lines at different angles.

An English T-square for drawing straight lines. The narrowing of the bottom blade makes the T-square look as if it is not perpendicular.

English T-square

An English T-square for drawing straight lines. The narrowing of the bottom blade makes the T-square…

A long fixed head T-square for drawing straight lines. The head shape of the T-square allows for drawing a long square.

Long Fixed Head T-square

A long fixed head T-square for drawing straight lines. The head shape of the T-square allows for drawing…

A regular fixed head T-square for drawing straight lines. The blade must be perfectly straight in order to draw accurate lines.

Regular Fixed Head T-square

A regular fixed head T-square for drawing straight lines. The blade must be perfectly straight in order…

T—squares can be temporarily adjusted by putting the thumb tack in the head as illustrated. This is used when the previous work does not align with the T-square.

Temporary Adjustment T-square

T—squares can be temporarily adjusted by putting the thumb tack in the head as illustrated. This…

A test to ensure the triangle is accurate by drawing a perpendicular line from a T-square.

Triangle Accuracy Test using T-square

A test to ensure the triangle is accurate by drawing a perpendicular line from a T-square.