The Veritas marking and transfer tool is a very modern interpretation of the traditional story stick. Albeit this is one you can reuse time and time again and is a good deal more accurate than a wooden lathe. The great advantage of this tool is that it lets you accurately mark or transfer several positions at once from a common reference edge. The basic tool includes four 75mm(3") long marking heads, a 305mm(12") stainless steel rod and a brass foot. The marking heads have a single straight reference edge (reversible by flipping the head). The heads will lock at any position along the rod. The brass foot fits on either end of the rod and is reversible for outside or inside measurements. Made in Canada.