Chambers "Classic Scriber" kit
The Chambers Classic Scriber is the 21st Century version of a classic. Designed by Robert Chambers, and based on his 35 years of experience building handcrafted log homes, and teaching others to scribe and build.
Field tested by Robert for 3 years. Precision milled in Germany.
THE CLASSIC SCRIBER
RUGGED -- CNC milled from solid aluminum stock and stainless steel; designed and built for professional use. Anodized with hardcoat. Precision, custom fabrication for me in Bavaria, Germany.
ADJUSTMENT -- You can adjust and lock scribe settings as small as 3/4-inch and up to 10-1/2 inches (2 cm to 27 cm). Great for small rough-notch settings; large settings, and everything in-between.
Final scribe-settings that are about 4-inches (10cm) work best—that's the sweet spot— so rough-notch logs to get final scribe meetings that will be around that size.
Loosen one or both of the rear thumbscrews to change the scribe-distance. Tighten to lock that setting. Fast and easy to adjust.
ERGONOMIC -- Comfortable to hold, and accurate scriber to use. Sleek—can fit into your back pocket or tool belt. The bubble is located directly under your eyes— this is superior to the bubble location of most scribers—which is set too close to the pen tips, and so can be more difficult to look straight down onto the bubble (as you must, for accuracy).
Looking at a bubble at any angle other than straight down causes parallax error. Compare the bubble location of my scribers to all other scribers.
STURDY AND DURABLE -- These are rugged.
NEVER needs to be calibrated on a "plumb board," unlike cheaper scribers. You can adjust the scribe setting (distance between pens) and not go back to a plumb board. "Always plumb" scribers save you hours of time for each project.
BUBBLE-- Includes a large 1-inch (25mm) single "bullseye" bubble to keep the pen-points plumb as you scribe logs. Great visibility. The bubble sits in a stainless steel cup, to protect the bubble.
PENS -- Staedtler Lumocolor. These off-the-shelf pens are available in thousands of stores (and online stores) throughout the world. Lumocolors are the most-popular felt-tip pens ever among log home builders. Permanent ink in a variety of colors. Your scriber comes with 1x Lumocolor. You will buy replacements in any colors that you want.
Double-Scribing -- If you like to have a scribe line on the log above AND the log below, then remove the steel 'dummy' from the bottom leg of the scriber, and slide in a second Lumocolor-F pen. You now have a pen in both legs. (I double-scribe all wall logs.)
You can use your own pencils: they need to be 3/8ths inch diameter (9.5mm).
Changing pens is fast and easy: loosen knurled nut, remove dead pen, install new pen, and hand-tighten the nut. Done.
Robert W. Chambers
INCLUDED IN THE KIT:
1 x Chambers Scriber Classic
1x stainless steel 'dummy' for bottom leg of scriber
1x Staedtler Lumocolor F pen for top leg of scriber
Designed by Robert W. Chambers in the USA. Three years of field testing and development.
ROTATING PEN HOLDERS
There are optional rotating pen holders available, and they are shown in one of these photos. They hold Fisher plotter pens (space pens) Model PSGB-20.
Not everyone needs rotating pen holders, and very few people need them in both legs.