Makes scribing easy
This tool is very well made and easy to use right out of the box. It made scribing lines simple and fast. I am very happy with the purchase.
Worked great scribing lines to make octagonal chair legs. Very pleased with my purchase and recommend to others.
Made the switch from jigs that Chris Schwarz suggested in Anarchist design book. Saved a lot of time and frustration. Wish I had gotten it sooner. Recommend for sure.
You looking for a scribe…well this one is it
Fantastic tool for precision woodworkers
My son works as a trim carpenter, and he’s been looking for something better than a grade school compass for years. We recently got him the over/under Skinny Boy for a birthday, and he _loves_ it. These are well-designed, beautifully made, and work great.
If you’re going to be using it to install trim onsite, we’d highly recommend a couple of options:
– At the very least, order the version that can accept the profile attachment. Even if you don’t spring for the extra attachment right away, there’s a very good chance you’ll eventually realize how useful it would be when you’re scribing against stone, brick and tile.
– Get the little nylon glide and glue it to the bottom of the scribe. (Just pop a couple of holes in it so that you can still use the profile attachment.)
Fantastic product, with exactly the kind of backstory you’d want to see.
Works great. Held position to scribe a line excellent. Bought for chairmaking and leveling feet but have used it for scribing cabinets to walls/floors.
Fat Boy Scriber is no slouch
Fantastic build quality and design! Actually holds the setting when I scribe chair & table legs! Would highly recommend.
Great for Chair-makers
I use this scriber in chair making for marking feet for leveling and as a reference point for reaming arm posts into arms. The build quality is phenomenal and it’s a pleasure to use.
I purchased this scriber after seeing Chris Schwarz’s article. Both my dad and brother are millwork and cabinet installers so I also purchased two for them as well. I’m really impressed with the design of this scriber. Way better than using a compass along a wall and trying to keep it straight.
Rock Solid Tool
Once you have it set up it’s a pure joy to use. It’s solid and operates so smoothly that there’s no doubt in the line you’ve scribed. I did find it a bit difficult to tighten while keeping my angle set, but I suspect that will come with more experience with the tool. I also think the jig on the web site might help in that regard. Plan to build it before I use it again.
What a great tool from great people. I just used the scriber to level an end table I just finished and it worked flawlessly. Every woodworker should have one of these.
Big Boy Scriber + accessories
This scriber is rock solid and well made of quality materials, accessories as well. I used the scriber recently to level a table and it was fast and simple. I bought the profile attachment for a future moulding repair project. It is well made and appears intuitive in its installation and use. Phillip was very helpful and provided exceptional customer service. You can buy this product with complete confidence.
Amazing addition to my toolbox, quality tool well packaged just all round top quality service.
Use it level chair legs
This tool makes marking chair legs with reference to the floor quick and easy. It is well designed and fabricated. Shipping was hassle free.
It’s the little things
I use my scriber for laying out where to trim chair legs to level a chair left-to-right and to the requisite “lean angle” front-to-back. There is no better tool for this task than this scriber. I tried many methods to level chair legs and felt like having a single tool for the job was superfluous; however, the quality in manufacture, performance, and ease of use makes this scriber the way to go, in my mind. It holds its position and the pencil excellently and, as time goes by, I find more and more uses for it in the shop and around the house. It’s weird to say but, because of this tool, I look forward to layout for leg leveling!
universal big boy scriber
I’m absolutely loving my scriber, it’s now my go to tool for scribing all that needs scribing on the furniture that I fit. Between me and the 3 guys that work for me we fit over 2.5 million worth of furniture each year and 2 of us are using your tools and absolutely loving them!! Thank you!
Great tool and great company making it
The tool works great and my only complaint is I wish they invented it earlier. A great idea that came to life and I am glad it is in my toolbox and I get to use it.
Best scriber in my kit
I recently purchased this tool from Philip and couldn’t be happier. His customer service is personal and very responsive – pleasure dealing with him. The scriber itself is both very simple and very useful. It is the best scriber in my toolbox and replaced a couple of shopmade and plastic tools that had been doing the job “just fine” for years. This tool is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
I have been following Christopher Schwarz chair making for several years. During this time I have been gathering tools and studying in preparation for making my first chair. The last tool I purchased before making my first Wyoming Stick Chair for my 7 year old son was the Tooleypark Scriber. It is a well made tool that works extremely well. It was the last tool I used in finishing the chair when I marked the legs for cutting. Thank you Philip for a useful well made tool that I will get to use to many different projects in the future. I did not know much I needed your scriber until after using it for the first time. I will no longer be cobbling together one time marking fixtures to complete making projects. Jake Adams, Deaver Wyoming
Nifty bit of kit
Easy to use, well built and does the job well. What more can you ask for? Delivery was quick and very well packaged.
Excellent adjustable scriber
I was happy to find out about this Tooley Park scriber from Chris Schwarz. Although I have used other less elegant, but effefective methods, the TP scriber looks as good and it performs even better with easy adjustments and set up. It is also built to last a very long time.. Highly recommended, you will not be disappointed.
Really a nice little scriber. I use it levelling legs on chairs and furniture. Are there other ways to get the job done? Yes, but this is faster and more fun. Thanks for a great product.
Excellent addition to my tool kit
The Fat Boy Scriber is really well made and easy to use. It holds adjustment securely and works perfectly for scribing chair legs to length.
Excellent bit of kit
Can only echo what others have said, extremely handy, well made little thing. Will be be getting more variations soon
Fat Boy Scriber
I ordered the Fatty and got great service from Philip! Super quick delivery all the way to California. Super high quality and a very useful tool. Definitely worth the price for a handmade product from a “little guy”. I love my new Fatty!
Thanks Tooley Park!
Over and under scriber
This is a very well made tool. I find it very handy and simple to use. Je l’aime beaucoup.
After debating the scribe for over a year, I finally took the plunge and purchased it! Makes all scribes perfect as it eliminates any wobble or slight movement etc… Currently debating getting a second one I use it that much but with the attachment feet for detailed scribes!
As far as scribes go this one is up there , it is small but solid easy to use gets in small spaces unlike some of the longer bulkier ones on the market , I used the scriber the day after it arrived scribing in a window box seating area and side shelving units . One scribe, one cut , job was a good one , so thanks very much for producing this wicked little scriber , I will be adding another one to the collection shortly . Many thanks Gray
Last scribing tool you’ll ever buy.
Used just about ever scribing tool on the market over the years. These ones by Tooley park are the best ,well made and we’ll designed.pleasure to use.highly recommend.
A great scribing tool!!
A really beautifully machined piece of kit which has been a great addition to the tool box. Will be buying another.
Best out there
The best scriber out there and such a nifty design you can keep it in your pocket without it being a nuisance
Fast postage and well packaged
The perfect scriber
This scriber is elegant in its simplicity. Beautifully designed and engineered. A really satisfying tool to use. It will put a smile on your face.
I first saw this scriber on Instagram from there I had to buy one and test it out. I have been using it over the past few weeks and I’m really impressed with it. Would definitely recommend buying.
Darn useful tool – best scriber that I’ve had. It’s earned it’s place in the toolbox
I always had used a pair of dividers, like my dad showed me on the job, to scribe work pieces. Then I tried several commercial scribers over the years: they were all disappointments and I went back to the dividers,. This tool is several steps better. The grip on the pencil and the thumbscrew to set the tool are very positive and easy to adjust. It holds its set and is easy to maneuver. It also can be used to scribe in from the edge of a work piece like a “hermaphrodite” caliper. I used it today to mark out the sides of a batch of cardboard trays for my wife’s peaches. Worked a charm: scored some “shop points” with her.
Tried the rest
As with a lot of people I have tried a multitude of scribe tools but kept looking at this little tool and thinking that’s just what I need and once it had been modified to take the tracer pencil well its the one I use again and again and again. So just wanted to say thanks for a great little tool.
Quality tool enough said
TraicaPik Kid – brilliant!
I bought the one for Pica / Tracer pencils having bought another, supposedly compatible, scriber (*cough* Tracer) which wouldn’t securely hold their own pencil or the scriber angle with any great certainty. The TraicaPik does both extremely well and just works. Having bought one I’ll be buying another.
Great little tool
I’m really happy with this and it has very much helped with a 4 legged stool project for my students to accurately scribe heights to re-cut. Recommended!
Great Little Tool
Was incredibly pleased when I received this in the mail, it was well packaged and came very quickly even from across the pond. My only hiccup so far is that if you clamp down on the pencil too hard it can leave a pretty large divot, which I think is more of a fault of my pencil than the scriber, I’m on the lookout for a more resilient pencil!
Wow what a fantastic addition to my tool box, top quality components and better than I expected and love using it, it’s that good my apprentice has bought one too.