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OneTime Tool - No. 94 Dual Beam Scribe - Retired May 27, 2024


At the beginning of the 20
th Century the term “Pre-Hung Door” didn’t exist. Neither did hand-held routers or routing templates. Hinges were mortised into doors and door frames with keen chisels and skilled hands. Seeing how much time finish carpenters spent laying out these mortises, Stanley Tools invented the Butt Gauge, a tool with two marking gauges and a square all in one compact, apron-friendly tool. Woodpeckers newest OneTIME Tool, the No. 94 Dual Beam Scribe, is a re-creation of the Stanley #94. The #94 was the second-generation of the Stanley Butt Gauge, patented more than one hundred years ago. Today few of us need to tackle hand-mortising passageway doors, but this clever tool comes in handy anytime you need to mark two different dimensions over and over again. 

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Woodpeckers No. 94 Dual Beam Scribe - Inch Woodpeckers No. 94 Dual Beam Scribe - Inch SKU: DBS-INCH-24
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Woodpeckers No. 94 Dual Beam Scribe - Metric Woodpeckers No. 94 Dual Beam Scribe - Metric SKU: DBS-MM-24
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Repetitive Marking of Any Two Dimensions

Historically, one marking gauge was set to the thickness of the hinge while the second was set to the width of the mortise. That procedure works just as well today laying out mortises for the hinges of a jewelry box or small cabinet.  But the dual settings could also represent the length and shoulder width of a tenon or the pin and tail lengths of through dovetails. 

The precisely machined shoulders on both sides of the gauge make the tool a small square, too. With an overall length of 3" it is ideally suited for working on the edges of boards, where larger squares would be awkward. 

We made Woodpeckers No. 94 Dual Beam Scribe a fairly faithful reproduction of the early-20th century Stanley #94. It has all the same features and functions, but we build it the “Woodpeckers Way”. The body is precision machined on state-of-the-art CNC mills from aircraft grade aluminum billet stock, finished in our familiar “Woodpecker Red” color. The beams and locking knobs are turned from stainless steel. The marking cutters are hardened to take and hold an edge, delivering crisp, clean scribe lines. And the scales are laser engraved in your choice of inch or metric scales…held to the same tolerance we use for our Precision Woodworking Squares and Woodworking Rules. 

Like all OneTIME Tools, the No. 94 Dual Beam Scribe is only made to order, precisely machined and carefully inspected in our Strongsville, Ohio factory (just south of Cleveland). Order deadline is Monday, May 27, 2024. Once orders are filled, these tools will be retired from our product line. Order yours today! 

Let Us Know If there's enough demand, we may re-run some of these tools. If you're interested, please click here to leave us your comments. Thanks.

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Country of Manufacture United States