When is a square not a square? When it’s a 65mm dovetail square with a 1:8 ratio. These small squares have hardened blued steel blades; triple riveted to brass faced laminated bamboo stocks. They are an ideal size for setting out dovetails and the quality of the materials and manufacture guarantee a long and happy service life.
The use of laminated bamboo for the stock is an important step forward in the manufacture of this traditional tool. Made from compressed and glued layers of individual sections, laminated bamboo is extremely durable and stable. As an alternative to rosewood and other increasingly scarce tropical timbers, laminated bamboo is perfect. Bamboo stems mature at 4 to 5 years old. After harvesting, new shoots emerge from the ground making it one the most natural and sustainable materials ever!