Joseph Marples (Sheffield)

Joseph Marples Ltd are one of Sheffield's oldest surviving tool manufacturers, the company was established in 1840, the third year of Queen Victoria’s reign, and has been owned and run by the Marples family for five successive generations. All of the traditional woodworking tools you see here were manufactured from scratch at York works in Sheffield using patterns and methods that have changed very little for over a century.
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  1. Marples Rosewood Marking Gauge, Half Round, Plain Head

    £12.50
    A classic single pin English marking gauge, beautifully crafted by Marples of Sheffield from hard wearing rosewood with solid brass locking screw....
  2. Marples Rosewood 9" Sliding Bevel with Screwdriver lock

    £17.50

    Sliding bevels are an indispensable tool for recording, storing and transferring angles from drawings to workpieces and from one component to another.

    Brass faced Rosewood with a solid brass screw and blued steel blade. Screwdriver lock.

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    Marples Rosewood Panel Gauge 24" (600mm)

    £45.60

    Panel gauges are similar in principle to marking gauges but larger, allowing wider boards and panels to be marked parallel to a prepared reference edge. Plane down to the line and you know that the edges are parallel, straight, and that the board is uniform in width.

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  4. Marples Rosewood Pull Slide Mortise Gauge, Plain Head

    £25.00
    Made by Joseph Marples in Sheffield, the classic British pull slide combination marking and mortice gauge has a single pin on one side and two pins on the other (one fixed, one adjustable). ...
  5. Marples Rosewood Cutting Gauge, Half Round Plain Head

    £15.00
    Made in Sheffield by Joseph Marples & Sons, this classic rosewood cutting guage performs beautifully, leaving a nice crisp mark that is easy to pick up with a chisel....
  6. Marples Limited Edition Satinwood 9" Sliding Bevel, Brass Faced

    £42.50

    Sliding bevels are an indispensable tool for recording, storing and transferring angles from drawings to workpieces and from one component to another.

    Brass faced Sri Lankan satinwood with a solid brass screw and blued steel blade

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  7. Marples Limited Edition Satinwood 3" (75mm) Dovetail Marker 1:6

    £13.50

    Made in Sheffield by Joseph Marples, this limited edition Satinwood dovetail marker has a brass face and blued steel blade secured with three brass rivets.

    Used for laying out dovetail joinery, the 6:1 ratio produces a stronger but perhaps less elegant joint than the 1:8 version. Often preferred for use on softer timbers, the 6:1 ratio is also good for concealed dovetails where strength is the only consideration.

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  8. Marples Beech Wood Handled Cabinet Screwdrivers Flat - set of 6

    £90.00

    A traditional sturdy handmade Sheffield screwdriver, hand forged for strength, freehand ground and fitted with a traditional oval section beech handle that fills the hand – reducing fatigue and providing plenty of torque.

    The blades of these screwdrivers are ground freehand from a forged blank, the work is done by eye, without the aid of jigs or fixtures. Critical surfaces like the parallelism and spacing of the two faces of...

  9. Marples Beech Wood Handled Cabinet Screwdriver Flat 250mm

    £25.00

    A traditional sturdy handmade Sheffield screwdriver, hand forged for strength, freehand ground and fitted with a traditional oval section beech handle that fills the hand – reducing fatigue and providing plenty of torque.

    The blades of these screwdrivers are ground freehand from a forged blank, the work is done by eye, without the aid of jigs or fixtures. Critical surfaces like the parallelism and spacing of the two faces of...

  10. Marples Beech Wood Handled Cabinet Screwdriver Flat 200mm

    £18.50

    A traditional sturdy handmade Sheffield screwdriver, hand forged for strength, freehand ground and fitted with a traditional oval section beech handle that fills the hand – reducing fatigue and providing plenty of torque.

    The blades of these screwdrivers are ground freehand from a forged blank, the work is done by eye, without the aid of jigs or fixtures. Critical surfaces like the parallelism and spacing of the two faces of...

  11. Marples Beech Wood Handled Cabinet Screwdriver Flat 150mm

    £14.25

    A traditional sturdy handmade Sheffield screwdriver, hand forged for strength, freehand ground and fitted with a traditional oval section beech handle that fills the hand – reducing fatigue and providing plenty of torque.

    The blades of these screwdrivers are ground freehand from a forged blank, the work is done by eye, without the aid of jigs or fixtures. Critical surfaces like the parallelism and spacing of the two faces of...

  12. Marples Beech Wood Handled Cabinet Screwdriver Flat 125mm

    £13.50

    A traditional sturdy handmade Sheffield screwdriver, hand forged for strength, freehand ground and fitted with a traditional oval section beech handle that fills the hand – reducing fatigue and providing plenty of torque.

    The blades of these screwdrivers are ground freehand from a forged blank, the work is done by eye, without the aid of jigs or fixtures. Critical surfaces like the parallelism and spacing of the two faces of...

  13. Marples Beech Wood Handled Cabinet Screwdriver Flat 100mm

    £12.75

    A traditional sturdy handmade Sheffield screwdriver, hand forged for strength, freehand ground and fitted with a traditional oval section beech handle that fills the hand – reducing fatigue and providing plenty of torque.

    The blades of these screwdrivers are ground freehand from a forged blank, the work is done by eye, without the aid of jigs or fixtures. Critical surfaces like the parallelism and spacing of the two faces of...

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    Marples Beech Wood Handled Cabinet Screwdriver Flat 75mm

    £12.00

    A traditional sturdy handmade Sheffield screwdriver, hand forged for strength, freehand ground and fitted with a traditional oval section beech handle that fills the hand – reducing fatigue and providing plenty of torque.

    The blades of these screwdrivers are ground freehand from a forged blank, the work is done by eye, without the aid of jigs or fixtures. Critical surfaces like the parallelism and spacing of the two faces of...

  15. Marples Beech Wood Handled Cabinet Screwdrivers Pozidrive - Set of 3

    £27.00

    Customers were so pleased with the feel of Marples traditional screwdrivers that they asked for pozidrive version too.

    The traditional oval section handle gives these screwdrivers a lovely weight and the natural feel of an older and more traditional wooden handled screwdriver.

    Includes:

    • No.1
    • No.2
    • No.3
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  16. Marples Beech Wood Handled Cabinet Screwdriver Pozidrive No.1

    £10.00

    Customers were so pleased with the feel of Marples traditional screwdrivers that they asked for pozidrive version too.

    The traditional oval section handle gives these screwdrivers a lovely weight and the natural feel of an older and more traditional wooden handled screwdriver.

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  17. Marples Beech Wood Handled Cabinet Screwdriver Pozidrive No.2

    £10.00

    Customers were so pleased with the feel of Marples traditional screwdrivers that they asked for pozidrive version too.

    The traditional oval section handle gives these screwdrivers a lovely weight and the natural feel of an older and more traditional wooden handled screwdriver.

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