Joseph Marples

These limited edition Ceylon satinwood traditional marking tools were kindly made for us by Joseph Marples Ltd in Sheffield. Established in 1840, the third year of Queen Victoria’s reign, Marples is one of the few surviving Victorian tool manufacturers, the company has been owned and run by the Marples family for five consecutive generations. Satinwood was first used to make fine English furniture in the late 1700’s, and has been associated with the highest levels of craftsmanship ever since. It is not the easiest material to work with, but certainly one of the most rewarding. Over time it develops a gorgeous rich toffee coloured patina that strengthens and deepens its shimmering figure.
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  1. Marples Limited Edition Satinwood Screw-Slide Combination Gauge, Plated & Shield Head

    £56.00

    The screw slide combination gauge has a single pin on one side and dual pins on the other, allowing single lines or parallel lines for mortices. The second pin on a screw slide gauge is adjusted by twisting an adjuster on the end of the stem.

    Satinwood is very hard, so the brass wear strips on the face are unlikely to benefit the first two or three generations of users, but along with the inlaid brass shield under the screw they ...

  2. Marples Limited Edition Satinwood 9" Try Square

    £24.50

    Handmade in Sheffield by Joseph Marples, this limited edition brass bound satinwood 9" try square has a hot blued steel blade secured with three brass and steel loveless bolts.

    • Inside blade length 9"
    • Overall length 11"
    • Stock length 6-1/4"
    • Conforms with British Standard 3322 specification for carpenters' squares and bevels.
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  3. Marples Limited Edition Satinwood Pull Slide Combination Gauge, Plated & Shield Head

    £29.50

    A versatile tool with a single pin on one side and dual pins on the other, allowing single lines or parallel lines for mortices.


    English marking gauges are used with the stock and the corner of the stem both in contact with the workpiece, the top of the gauge is rolled towards you as you push the gauge away, insinuating the pin or cutter onto the surface and carefully placing your mark.

     

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  4. Marples Limited Edition Satinwood Cutting Gauge, Half Round Plain Head

    £25.50

    Cutting gauges are similar to marking gauges but have a small blade held in place with a brass wedge instead of a pin.


    English marking gauges are used with the stock and the corner of the stem both in contact with the workpiece, the top of the gauge is rolled towards you as you push the gauge away, insinuating the pin or cutter onto the surface and carefully placing your mark.


    Traditionally the faces and stems of ...

  5. Marples Limited Edition Satinwood Marking Gauge, Half Round, Plain Head

    £21.50

    A straightforward single pin marking gauge crafted from beautiful and hard wearing Sri Lankan satinwood with solid brass locking screw.

    English marking gauges are used with the stock and the corner of the stem both in contact with the workpiece, the top of the gauge is rolled towards you as you push the gauge away, insinuating the pin or cutter onto the surface and carefully placing your mark.

    Traditionally the faces and stems ...

  6. Marples Limited Edition Satinwood Panel Gauge 24" (600mm)

    £64.50

    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.
     

    As well as a pin, Marples panel gauges have a pencil holder on the opposite end of the stem allowing a planed down pencil to be used for a more visible mark ...

  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. Marples Limited Edition Satinwood 3" (75mm) Dovetail Marker 1:8

    £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 8:1 ratio produces a more refined and attractive joint than the 1:6. Usually used on harder timbers, the 1:8 is commonly used for feature dovetails – slender London pattern dovetails on drawer fronts, or perhaps the more complex h...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

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    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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    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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  19. 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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  20. Marples Beech Wood Handled Cabinet Screwdriver Pozidrive No.3

    £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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