This mitre square has a traditional blued carbon steel blade, 50mm wide and 265mm long. Four brass rivets permanently fix the centrally placed laminated bamboo stock to the blade. This method of fixing ensures the mitre square will remain accurate throughout its working life. The end of the stock has brass plates inserted each side for added protection. Use this tool in the construction of mirror and picture frames and when installing mouldings. The mitre square offers accurate marking and checking mitre joints at 45° or 135°.
The use of laminated bamboo for the stock is an important step forward in the manufacture of these traditional tools. 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!