Tools On TV

Woodpeck_0864I’ve written before about woodworking in movies, and how you can often find mistakes. (A few of you chimed in with your discoveries, too, and I thank you.)  This time what caught my eye as I dawdled away time in front of what Mom used to call the “idiot box,” was a woodworking tool. This tool, as you can see in the photo (sorry it’s a little fuzzy), stood out due to it being anodized in bright red.

If you’re not familiar with red woodworking tools, you owe it to yourself to stop by where you can find many tools colored red with white lettering, such as the square used in this episode of  “Salvage Dogs” on DIY network.

The square is Woodpecker’s 1281 Square, also known the Precision 12″ Woodworking Square.

When you place your order, tell them the guys at 360 Woodworking sent you.

— Glen D. Huey

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3 thoughts on “Tools On TV

  1. With all due respect to that company, there’s no way in hell I’m paying $110.00 for a square.
    I don’t need accuracy down to the millionth or whatever the hell they claim that thing is accurate too.
    Didn’t you guys do a couple of posts recently commenting on the foolishness of tools, lasers and super components accurate down to the enth degree?
    I’m all for making my joinery’s fit & finish to be as best I can, but come on.

    1. Eric,

      I appreciate your take on this topic and I’m usually in your camp, but sometimes it’s not only about getting the job done. Sometimes it feels good to use a great tool that’s machined perfectly, well balanced and accurate. Some woodworkers have fine handplanes, some nice squares and for me, I have a set of screwdrivers. They cost a bit, but damn they are nice to use. It’s OK to splurge every now and then.

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