Vesper Tools is a small Australian business with a passion for making the highest quality and best value for money woodworking hand tools available in the world. Utilising beautiful Australian timbers and precision machined metals to design and produce tools with unsurpassed user friendliness and value for money. Interesting articles in the blog, and an online museum also feature on the website.
They have a precision machined solid brass body encapsulating the best blade locking mechanism available in the world, and an unbreakable hardened and ground Stainless Steel blade. Completely flush locking with no protruding parts or mechanism. They have perfect balance in the hand and ability to lay them down flat on either face to easily take a reading off a drawing for instance. Made from solid brass and stainless steel nothing in them will rust.
Figured Tasmanian Blackwood timber infill is standard, or the lower priced plain brass versions without infills are available.
These hand made Try Squares are the ultimate. We believe these are the only squares sold with each square having its own calibration written on the box. Similar in construction to the sliding bevels - with a solid brass body and a hardened and precision ground blade. In another world first for Australian innovation these squares feature Chris Vesper's own patents pending support tab. Spring loaded to click beautifully this little tab changes the way you will use a square. They now sit of their own accord on the edge of your workpiece without falling off. Also available in three pricing levels: The brass only, Tasmanian Blackwood infills, and the premium Signature Series - Signed and dated and with rare timber infills such as 10,000 year old Black Red Gum, or Ebony, Boxwood, Cocobolo etc.
A large range of hand made Marking Knives are available from Vesper Tools. Ranging from the big and strong Joinery Knife and Joinery Knife Mini with a 3mm thick blade that can also be used as a small chisel. Down to the Cohen knives with 0.9mm thick, and 0.55mm thick super fine blades for more delicate work. Standard timber is figured Tasmanian Blackwood but many other available