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Joseph Marples 10” Woodworking Miter Square Trial 1 Rosewood Double Brass Faced 105877

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Joseph Marples is one of the best-known Sheffield based tool makers and has been manufacturing joiners tools, such as bevel gauges, marking/cutting gauges and squares since the 1840s. The business has remained in the family to this day and continues to be based in Sheffield, England and managed by Tony a 6th generation Marples. Although modern technology is now utilized for many operations, many of the traditions of manufacturing fine hand tools have remained the same using selected materials and hand finishing. The same threads used in their marking gauges today were those used over 100 years ago.

The Joseph Marples 'Trial 1' selection of Rosewood tools represents the very best quality they produce. They are based on designs of tools last made over 70 years ago, which carried their ‘TRIAL 1’ brand, or Corporate Mark.

These Trial 1 miter squares have 1/8” inch thick machined solid brass on both the inside and outside faces, thus ensuring accuracy on the inside and outside edges. They have a blued spring steel blade, secured to the base with brass diamond washers and steel rivets. 

The base is made from plantation grown Indian Rosewood and is .725” thick, 1.75” wide and 6.75” long.

The blade is 0.040” thick, 2” wide and 12” long 


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