Joseph Marples Miniature 3” Walnut Woodworking 1:6 Dovetail Square Brass Faced
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.
There are five original design measuring and marking products made for the miniature or model maker.
These miniature squares have solid brass on one face of the base, thus ensuring better accuracy and wear resistance. They have a blued spring steel blade, secured to the base with 3 brass rivets The accuracy of these try squares is well within that required by British Standards BS3322. Each square is tested for accuracy twice during manufacture and again immediately prior to dispatch.
Blade set at 1:6 ratio for softwoods.
The squares are tested on both the inside and outside faces, specification for the internal angle is twice as accurate as that specified in the British Standard, an accuracy better than 0.001” per 1” of blade length.
The base is made from plantation grown English Walnut and is 9/16” thick, 1” wide and 2-3/8” long.
The blade is 0.040” thick, 1” wide and 4-1/4” long on the outside edge and 3-1/4” long on the inside edge.
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