Marples No. 60 Review By: I.Ball
Category: Old Carving Tools
Manufacturer: William Marples
Tool Type: Wood Carving Tools
Model No: 60
William Marples produced a range of mahogany handled wood carving tools
under their 'Shamrock' brand.
The tools were handled with polished finished hardwood handles; the wood used was usually mahogany. The Marples brand name was displayed on the handles.
The handles were finished with brass ferrules.
The blades were forged from the best quality cast steel which were accurately ground to a good profiled edge.
This range of carving tools were sold individually and in different sized box sets. The individual tools which were sold were the same tools as the ones in the box sets only.
This particular set was the Marples number 60 carving tool box set.
The number 60 set consisted of mainly gouges of various widths, along with a vee tool, spoon tool and a skew tool:
1 x 7mm vee tool
1 x 2mm veiner type tool
1 x 6mm curved gouge
1 x 4mm spoon chisel
1 x 16mm shallow gouge
1 x 12mm shallow gouge
1 x 14mm deep gouge
1 x 10mm shallow gouge
1 x 7mm gouge
1 x 3.5mm gouge
1 x 13mm square end chisel
1 x 6.5mm skew chisel
This set was presented in a red cardboard box with the Marples label detailing the core details of the set. The insert of the box is green.
The tools in this set were full size carving tools.
The full size carving tools are sometimes referred to as the professional range. The use of the term professional range can be a little misleading, the tools can be used by beginner or professional, they just have longer blades than the beginner sets and because of the extra size they were priced at a higher price.
(post 1958) - 1965>
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