Forming a Perfect Square From a Large Roll of Paper

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AquaMan
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Forming a Perfect Square From a Large Roll of Paper

This is probably the easiest thing to do as I haven't been able to find a post regarding this.
It's probably very obvious, but my usual method of folding down a triangle and cutting off the bottom to make a square only works if I know for sure that I'm working with a perfect rectangle to begin with.

Can somebody share their method for cutting a large square from a large roll of paper?
Gerardo
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Re: Forming a Perfect Square From a Large Roll of Paper

I bought the biggest set square I could find, so I could trace right angles on each corner. It worked very well; I was able to cut a 150 x 150 cm (5 x 5 ft) square.
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sheeptortoiseorigami
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Re: Forming a Perfect Square From a Large Roll of Paper

Grab a corner of that paper roll and pull it across to the opposite edge, forming a triangle, then snip off the excess, following the edge of the triangle. This is what I ussually does