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Blue Spruce Toolworks

Blue Spruce Toolworks designs, manufactures and sells only the finest quality hand tools for the discriminating woodworker. Blue Spruce tools are a return to the cabinet shops of old, where beautiful works were created by craftsmen working quietly and skillfully, with hand tools at a sturdy bench. In fact it was the superlative plane maker Konrad Sauer who put Classic Hand Tools on to these tools when Mike Hancock was visiting Konrad's workshop near Toronto.

Blue Spruce Toolworks are in Oregon, USA

We have stock of the small & large marking knives, awls & the 3 tool Craftmans Sets. The tools are available in cocobolo, African blackwood and in curly maple. These tools make wonderful gifts and are attractively boxed. Blue Spruce also make a fine selection of dovetail, fishtail, skew and paring chisels (please see our chisel section for further details).

Classic Hand Tools are Blue Spruce Toolwork's exclusive UK outlet. We welcome enquiries for special commissioned sets of tools to include the various chisels in the Blue Spruce toolworks range.

Blue Spruce Marking Knife System Kit
Ref: MRKSKITCMBK


Different projects can demand different marking solutions. Many times a single bevel spear point blade is best, sometimes you may need a larger, more rigid blade and other times may call for a scratch awl to trace around curves.

You can now choose the blade style that fits your specific marking need and easily install it into your marking handle. A custom wallet keeps everything protected and in order, with room for additional blades in the future. All blades are made from high carbon steel alloy and are easy to hone and maintain a fine cutting edge. The handle features our classic design in finely turned wood with a stainless steel insert, knurled ferrule and blade support. The wallet is hand crafted in the USA from a premium waxed canvas with a foam backed suede interior for maximum protection of your blades.

This is a starter package consisting of five of the most useful blades, three collets to hold and support the blades, a handle turned from Curly Maple and a ferrule coated with a black ceramic coating. Included are a classic .032 inch thick spear point blade, a.020 inch thick ultra thin spear point blade, a .062 inch thick larger, heavy duty spear point blade, a .062 inch thick joiners style blade and a 1/8" diameter scratch awl point.

Unfortunately this item is not currently available. Please call us on 01473 784 983 or email sales@classichandtools.com to be added to our waiting list.

Price incl VAT 


Price: 245.00 (Including VAT at 20%)

Blue Spruce Marking Knife System Kit



Blue Spruce Sliding Bevel
Ref: BVL1


This precision 7 inch Bevel Gauge is one of the finest bevel gauges available. The bevel features a unique locking mechanism that solidly holds the blade in the desired position when needed while also allowing for precise, adjustable drag for setting the initial angle. The body is carefully machined from high strength aluminum and then finished with a hard ceramic coating. This gives a cool, smooth feel in the hand while the recessed figured walnut infill gives a complimentary warm touch. The bevel is a delight to use and sure to be a favorite. There are many options allowing you to customize your bevel to your liking including body color, infill type, and hardware options. The blade is satin finished hardened steel.

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Price: 190.00 (Including VAT at 20%)

Blue Spruce Sliding Bevel

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Blue Spruce Square
Ref: SQR1


The 4 x 6 Adjustable square is a very high quality square that feels great in use and will give a lifetime of accurate precision. It is easy to keep in adjustment if ever needed using two set screws. Instructions and a hex key are included. The body is made from a high strength aluminum alloy and coated with a state of the art ceramic coating. All of the edges are carefully chamfered for comfort and to protect your work from scratches. The Curly Maple infills are recessed and provide a warm, comfortable grip. The blades are hardened high carbon steel with a ceramic coating. You will need to keep the blade oiled or waxed like any precision steel instrument.

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Price: 170.00 (Including VAT at 20%)

Blue Spruce Square

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Blue Spruce Marking Knives
Ref: SMK1/LMK1


Marking knives are used in place of a pencil to cut very precise layout lines into the work piece. The lines are very easy to see and help ensure accurate saw cuts when sawing precision joinery. The incised mark also works as an excellent reference for making final paring cuts.

A Blue Spruce marking knife will become an indispensable and treasured addition to your tool cabinet. The small marking knife is designed for general use in stock up to ¾" thick. It excels in marking out dovetail joints in small casework, drawers, jewellery boxes and other fine, detailed work. The large marking knife is designed for larger stock and larger scale casework generally over ¾" thick. It is also nice for those woodworkers with larger hands and who want a more substantial handle and heft to the marking knife.

The small double bevel marking knife has a blade 1/32" thick by 5/16" wide with an overall length of 6-3/4". It is sized for the majority of marking needs in smaller scale projects like boxes, drawers and casework.

The larger double bevel marking knife has a blade 1/16" thick by 1/2" wide and an overall length of 8-1/4". The larger size is most suitable for projects involving joinery such as mortise and tenons, dovetails in thicker stock and overall layout tasks.

The marking knife blades are made from A-2 tool steel hardened to 60-62 Rc, which can develop an extremely keen and durable edge.

Unfortunately the Small Marking Knives are not currently available. Please call us on 01473 784 983 or email sales@classichandtools.com to be added to our waiting list.

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Blue Spruce Marking Knives

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Blue Spruce Large Marking Knife - Curly Maple 85.00



Blue Spruce Marking Knife Set - Curly Maple
Ref: MKS2cm


A small and large marking knife are combined into a perfect set for marking out precision joinery such as dovetails and mortise and tenons. A marking knife leaves a sharp, distinct scribe line that is easy to see and also acts as a register for your chisel when paring. The small knife is perfect for stock up to ¼" (20mm) while the large knife is for stock up to 2" (50mm) thick. See the individual product descriptions above for more detailed information.

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Price: 140.00 (Including VAT at 20%)

Blue Spruce Marking Knife Set - Curly Maple

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Blue Spruce Scratch Awls
Ref: SSA1/LSA1


The small scratch awl has an overall length of about 6 inches. It is designed for detail work and for starting holes for hinge screws in small projects such as jewelry boxes. The point is conical which makes a nice clean hole and separates the fibres allowing the maximum holding power for small screws.

The large scratch awl (brad awl) has a much more robust construction than the small scratch awl and is capable of taking taps from a mallet to create larger screw holes. The hardened, high carbon point is 3/16 inch in diameter at the large section and tapers to the point after about 3 inches. This large awl can be ordered with a standard conical point or with four ground flats that convert it into a "birdcage" awl. These sharp flats help sever the wood fibres and ream the hole as you twist the awl rather than compressing them like a standard conical point.

If you plan to use the large awl primarily for starting larger screw holes, order the birdcage tip. If you plan to use the awl primarily for marking or starting smaller screw holes, order the standard point.

The overall length of the large scratch awl is 7 inches overall with a 2½ inch high carbon steel, hardened point.

Please note the picture shows Cocobolo handles which are no longer available.

Unfortunately the small awl is not currently available. Please call us on 01473 784 983 or email sales@classichandtools.com to be added to our waiting list.

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Blue Spruce Scratch Awls

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Blue Spruce Large Awl Standard - Curly Maple 70.00
Blue Spruce Large Awl Birdcage - Curly Maple 74.00



Blue Spruce Dovetail Markers
Ref: MRKDT


These three Dovetail Markers are a quick and easy way to ensure your dovetails start out correctly. They are accurately CNC machined from beautiful, resin-infused figured maple, sanded and oiled with a hand rubbed finish.

These dovetail markers are available in 4:1, 6:1 and 8:1 ratios. The opposite side is 90 degrees for marking the end grain or any 90 degree lines. The compact size of 4.0 x 1.5 x 0.7 inches fits nicely in an apron or shirt pocket.

The set comes with a marker for each of 4:1, 6:1 and 8:1 ratio dovetails.

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Blue Spruce Dovetail Markers

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Blue Spruce Dovetail Marker 4:1 - Curly Maple 25.00
Blue Spruce Dovetail Marker 6:1 - Curly Maple 25.00
Blue Spruce Dovetail Marker 8:1 - Curly Maple 25.00
Blue Spruce Dovetail Marker Set - Curly Maple 70.00



Blue Spruce Craftsman Set - Curly Maple
Ref: MKS3cmmk


Set of two marking knives (small and large) and one small scratch awl. Curly Maple handles. These tools come in presentation boxes and will make superb gifts.

Please note the picture shows Cocobolo handles which are no longer available.

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Price: 194.00 (Including VAT at 20%)

Blue Spruce Craftsman Set - Curly Maple

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Blue Spruce Knives
Ref: SL


Our Knives are based on original Sloyd Knife design and feature finely machined, ground and honed 1095 high carbon steel blades. The blades are coated with Cerekote (tm) for corrosion resistance and durability. The handles are turned from Curly hard maple that has been infused with a polymer resin for enhanced durability and balance. They have flattened sides for a firm, comfortable grip and to prevent rolling on the bench. The Sloyd style knife has a 3¼ inch long blade and an overall length of 7½ inches. The Joiner's style knife has a 2 inch long blade and an overall length of 6 inches. A leather sheath with belt clip is available for wear around the shop and will fit either knife.

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Blue Spruce Knives

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Blue Spruce Sloyd Knife - Curly Maple 79.00
Blue Spruce Joiner's Knife - Curly Maple 89.00
Blue Spruce Knife Sheath 35.00
Blue Spruce Knife Set and Sheath - Curly Maple 230.00


 

 
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