The photo above is the Boatbuilder's Bevel that has been in use in our shop for more than 30 years. It has lost its initial sheen, but still works just fine. I'd be lost without it.
Made of half hard flat brass stock, this is one of the handiest tools a builder can own. If you've spent much time trying to use a standard 6" adjustable bevel in close quarters, you already know how unhandy that is. This pocket-sized bevel is just the right size for picking bevels off a plan or a lofting, working in tight spots inboard, checking plank edges, and for setting saws. We made the first one 30 years ago while working in the eyes of a 57' Trawler Yacht, and it has been in use ever since. Recommended in Mohr's Canoe Craft and Rob Steward's Boatbuilding Manual, this is far and away the most popular tool in our catalogue.
The photo below is included for purposes of scale...
Before you ask, no, we no longer make our 4 oz. Bronze Riveting Hammers, though we do offer others.
Posted by Thomas McCann on Oct 20th 2019
Smaller than I thought, but that was the idea. I used it today on the breast hook and stern knees for my dory and found it to be just right.
Posted by Unknown on May 16th 2019
Fits in my hand and is ready when I need it. Nicely made also. Very handy indeed.
Speedy delivery, excellent!
Small tools for small spaces
Posted by Robert England on Apr 13th 2017
Solid and functionally straightforward. A joy of simplicity and practicality.
Small size is nice - Finisn could be improved
Posted by Russell on Nov 15th 2016
The size of the bevel is perfect. My only issue is the finish. I found small metal burrs and sharp edges. A bit of sandpaper took care of these. Delivery was fast.
Beautiful and functional!
Posted by Unknown on Jun 8th 2016
This bevel is perfect for tight spaces, and a pleasure to use. The delivery was quick too.