Joseph Marples Panel Gauge with Pin and Pencil Holder Solid Rosewood (105872)
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.
When you need to scribe a parallel line for squaring up panels, a panel gauge is the best tool for the job. This is an indispensable tool when dimensioning or jointing multiple large panels to a consistent width without the use of power tools.
This Panel Gauge allows lines to be scribed in the center of a 48” wide panel. The beam is 30” long and the head 9” wide with a brass wear strip fitted inside a rabbit which is designed to rest on the edge of the panel that is being gauged.
One end of the stem has a hardened steel marking pin, the other end has dual holes that accept a pencil to mark more distinct lines.
Cutter: hardened steel pin
Size of head: 9” long x 2-1/8” wide x 1-1/16” thick with 1/4" x 3/4" rabbited step with bras wear plate.
Size of beam: crowned beam, 11/16” x 11/16”, unfinished
Marking capacity: 24-3/8” for pin and 24” for pencil
Wood: plantation grown Indian Rosewood
Solid brass locking knob
Locking mechanism: solid brass knurled thumb screw
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