Bridge City Tool Works CT-1 Squevel

Tool: Bridge City Tool Works CT-1 Squevel
Date of Service: 1993

Wow! Really one of my coolest tools. At first I thought these tools were too beautiful to use but it didn’t take me long to break them in. Today my limited edition Signature Series CT-1 Squevel is in constant use, though writing this post has brought to my attention it’s need for some TLC.

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Specifications:

  • Handle milled from a solid 1-1/2 lb. chunk of #360 half hard, tempered brass.
  • Accurate to within 0.002″ over the 6-1/2″ blade length
  • The bevel blade length is 3-7/8″ in a 90° setting.
  • Identified with a special commemorative logo and signed by the creator, John Economaki

Experience:

The Squevel! Interesting name, even more interesting construction and story behind it’s fashioning.

Buried forever in the handle of each Squevel is a 1992 U.S. penny

I received my CT-1 Squevel as a gift. It is dated 1993 and bears the makers signature and edition number. Although I own a number of bevel gauges, the precision of the short bevel blade on my Bridge City Tool is reserved for a few specific tasks. As a carpenter, I carry a bevel gauge. I should show you a picture of it because it’s wasted from being a proud tool on a belt that’s been dragged from under to atop of way too many houses. The bevel gauge, a tool that works wonder. I love it.

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Back to the shop and a different kind of bevel blade for a much more precise application. My Squevel sits next to my TS-2 Master Square. These are my fine woodworking tools and I’m not sure they’ve seen many softwoods. I read people collect these. Well, all I can say is, as predominately a case/cabinet maker in my shop I have a set of gouges that might as well be collector’s items since I never put them to use. All of my Bridge City Tool Works tools are put to use as often as my pencil. It’s a square, right? …and it’s accurate to 0.002″. I hope you enjoy reading a bit on BridgeCityTools.com. I got really caught up in their website looking at the incredible tools. It’s 1:30am and I’m up at 6 so now it’s your turn. I have to get some sleep. Enjoy.

Links:

CT-1 Squevel at Bridge City Tool Works – discontinued product.

One thought on “Bridge City Tool Works CT-1 Squevel”

  1. Have a matching rosewood set (262-R & 263-R )

    in a walnut presintation case . Handled but never worked .

    Time for me to sell them . Would take a reasonable offer.

    Few are the beautifull rosewood .

    Also have bridge city marking guages .

    A big collection too big to mention here .

    GERobert@msn.com

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