With this compact tool, a woodworker can mark up dovetails of up to
1 3/8” rapidly and with impeccable accuracy. A precision machined
brass body lines up exactly into a black oxide template, providing
both 1:6 and 1:8 angles. This innovative design allows streamlined
and efficient layout of both the angle and the straight lines.
Simply lay the straight brass body and the template of the size
angle required on the wood to be marked up. A hole in one side of
the template has been added for a quick and easy way to distinguish
the 1:6 from the 1:8 angle. Keep one in your shop apron for handy
access to this great mark up tool.
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Dovetail Saddle Square
A simple, unique, tool that accomplishes a variety of woodworking
tasks. As implied by the name, it is a saddle square used to mark
straight lines around adjacent sides. Each leg has a straight edge
on one side and a dovetail angle on the other. As a dovetail layout
tool, it accommodates softwoods and hardwoods using 1:6 or 1:8
ratio respectively. The ability to lock the tool in position at any
angle from 0 to 90 and 90 to 180 degrees makes this an outstanding
tool. This feature allows the tool to be used as a transfer bevel.
Align the tool on a drawing or workpiece, lock in the desired
angle, and simply transfer the angle to setup your machine or
layout. Made from brass with a stainless steel locking screw.
Dimensions: each leg is 3 1/2" L x 1 1/4" W x 1/4" thick.
With one tool, you have the ability to mark dovetails up to 2 1/8"
long in both 1:6 (softwoods) and 1:8 (hardwoods), check for square,
and mark straight lines. A good value for a tool with this rare
combination. Precision ground quality steel, chrome plated, and
pinned together with three steel dowel pins.
Dovetail Layout Gauge
This handy tool, measuring 3"L x 2 ¼" W, is small enough to leave
in your shop apron. It combines a 1:6 and 1:8 dovetail layout in
addition to its use as a square. A very unique and useful layout
tool which will quickly become a trusted and familiar helper. The
gauge's brass beam attached to a corrosion resistant black oxide
steel body lends smart style in addition to utility.
This is the little square that could. Measure without use of a
scale, as well as check for square. An ingenious combination of
geometry enables the user to accurately gauge measurements of
1/16", 1/8", 3/16", 1/4", 5/16", 3/8", 7/16", 1/2", 9/16", 5/8",
3/4", 1", 2", 3", 4", and 5". Some typical uses are as a story
stick, thickness gauge, and a setup block for width, depth and
height. This well-balanced square fits right in the palm of your
hand and fits in your pocket. The Total Square will soon become an
old friend that you didn't know how you worked without.
Features a double sided reversible fence for marking lines in both
straight and curved work. The 1/2" wide cutting blade is made of
hardened tool steel, ground to a point, with a double bezel on one
side for cutting in either direction.
The blade is easily removed for adjustment and sharpening. The
standard body is brazilian cherry. Another new finely crafted tool,
a sure favorite for the noble work of traditional joinery.