Precision lay out is the foundation of fine joinery. Blue Spruce Toolworks was founded to help woodworkers elevate their lay out work with a simple but finely crafted marking knife. That simple marking knife has now evolved into an interchangeable system of blades, awls, handles, and collets that covers any marking requirement. The Blue Spruce Marking Tool System builds confidence by delivering superb quality and maximum versatility in the most crucial stage of your work.
Whether your project involves dovetails, mortise and tenons, half-laps, center points, or simple crosscuts, the Blue Spruce Marking System has the right blade, a comfortable handle and a bullet-proof system to combine the first two elements into one solid tool. But, what’s wrong with a fine pencil line? Why should you mark with a knife at all? If you’re working with hand tools, the cut from a marking knife gives your chisel or saw a physical reference to start your cut. Your tool won’t skate and slide, it will register firmly in the kerf and follow it.
The Starter Marking Tool System Set includes 3 spearpoint blades and a .187” scratch awl. You can mark vertically against a reference on either the right or left side of the blade using the spearpoint design and you can mark screw positions or hole locations with pin-point accuracy with the scratch awl.
To control your blades, the Starter System Set includes the Classic style handle that will make the marking knives feel like a fine fountain pen in your fingers. The handle comes in your choice of three woods, Resin-Infused Curly Maple, Cocobolo and African Blackwood.
The precision-machined collets transform a blade and a handle from mere components into one purposeful tool. 3 collets are included that will cover the 3 spearpoint blades and the scratch awl in the Starter Set. All 3 collets work with the included handle design.
Last but not least, the Starter Marking Tool System Set comes with a sturdy, waxed canvas wallet to keep all of your components protected and organized.
Starter Marking Tool System Includes:
Classic Marking Handle with Ferrule
.062” Large Spearpoint Blade
.062” Medium Spearpoint Blade
.032” Spearpoint Blade
.187” Conical Scratch Awl
.020” Slot/.187” Diameter Collet
.032” Slot Collet
.062” Slot Collet
Canvas Tool Wallet
Please note that due to current CITES regulations we are unable to ship African Blackwood, Cocobolo and other Rosewoods or dalbergia outside of the USA. Please do not order these options if your final shipping destination is not in the USA. Thank you for your understanding.
Note that we make your products to order and lead times can be 4-6 weeks. We will make every effort to get your items to you as soon as possible.