OneTIME Tool 2-Piece 3" And 5" Boat Builders Bevel Gauge With Case
Transfer Odd Angles Easily with Woodpeckers Newest OneTIME ToolLet’s get one thing clear right away…you don’t have to a boat builder to need this tool. If you ever need to replicate an angle from one part of a project to another, you need this bevel gauge. Boat builders face the problem...
Transfer Odd Angles Easily with Woodpeckers Newest OneTIME Tool
Let’s get one thing clear right away…you don’t have to a boat builder to need this tool. If you ever need to replicate an angle from one part of a project to another, you need this bevel gauge. Boat builders face the problem all the time. No matter how carefully they stick to the plans, there comes a point where the angle on the drawing and the angle on the project don’t quite match. In the boat building world, the project always wins…fitting is much more important than being a specific angle.
That’s why a boat builder (or anyone who makes stuff “fit”) needs a bevel gauge that can be pressed into or around an angle and hold that angle while transferring to a joining workpiece. Our product developers tested scores of different spring washers and pivot shafts to find just the right balance between moving easily into position and staying there through normal handling. When we got it just right, we had to start all over again, because we decided to offer two different sizes.
The 3” Boat Builders Bevel Gauge is just barely bigger than a pocket knife, making it perfect for really tight areas and small projects. It’s small and light enough that you can have it with you all the time while you’re working with odd angles.
The 5” Boat Builders Bevel Gauge handles common jobs easily. It’s a comfortable size to work with most of the time. In “boatspeak”, it’s ideal for scarf joints, frame members and lapstrake fitting. If you’re remodeling you’ll find it works well in older homes where “square” is a relative term.
Both models use stainless steel for the blades, pivot pins, spring washers and machine screws. The main bodies are machined from very stable cast aluminum plate and then anodized for wear and corrosion resistance. In short, these bevel gauges are better prepared for life in a marine environment than any others on the market.
If you can’t make up your mind which size to get, we’ve got you covered with a special price on the pair in a slightly larger case that holds both with a custom cut foam liner.
Like all Woodpeckers OneTIME Tools, the Boat Builders Bevel Gauge Set is only made to order, manufactured in our Strongsville, Ohio facility. The deadline to order yours is Monday, November 5, 2018. Once the deadline passes and orders are filled, they will be retired from our product line. Delivery is scheduled for February, 2019.
What are our OneTIME Tools? They’re the tools that our partners at Woodpeckers plan to run once. Often these are tools we ourselves would like but can’t put in full production. The process is simple; they build a couple, take some pictures and open a 10-20 day window for others to jump on the production run. Once they know how many to make, they get them done and move on to something else.
By buying a OneTIME Tool, you will own a limited run precisely machined tool that will make you the envy of all your woodworking friends, and you have a tool that will be used for generations. These tools are proudly made in the USA.