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Chambers "Classic Scriber"

Chambers "Classic Scriber"


Pre-Order fee is $1.00—this reserves a scriber for you to purchase later for $375.

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.


 To purchase:

(1)  Add a scriber to your cart, and check out

(2)  Your credit card (or PayPal) will be charged 1 dollar (USD $1.00)— this is a "pre-order" fee — this reserves your scriber for you

(3)  I will find the actual shipping cost for delivering to your address

(4)  I then email the invoice to you with the total cost, including shipping, and you review it

(5)  When you want to complete your purchase, you pay the invoice

(6)   I ship your scriber

Your cost will be:     USD $375.00  +  actual shipping cost + tax 

I never see your credit card or PayPal details, and I cannot charge you if you decide to not pay the invoice that I will send you.

European customers: VAT will be added to you invoice. This scriber is made in Germany, and ships from Germany.

Scribers start shipping on about July 17th. This offer is a pre-sale to reserve a 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 from less than 3/4-inch 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 great—that's the sweet spot— so just 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. Never. 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 bubblet on all sides.

PENS -- Staedtler Lumocolor 318. 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. 

If you like to double-scribe, you can put a pen in both legs of the ClassicScriber.

Or, 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.


"Strong, simple, elegant, practical, effective, and accurate ....  I designed these to be the best value professional scriber available anywhere.
I think that my edge at designing scribers is that I get to watch hundreds of beginners and professionals as they scribe logs. I see what works, and what doesn't. Not many builders can say that. Carefully watching how people hold, and move, a scriber is the key to this design."

 Robert W. Chambers




  •  1 x  Chambers Scriber Classic

  •  1 x  non-writing leg for bottom leg (or you can get another Lumocolor, if you want to double-scribe)

  •  Case

  •  1x   Staedtler Lumocolor F pen


Designed by Robert W. Chambers in the USA. Three years of field testing and development.

Precision crafted in Bavaria, Germany.

Ships to you from Germany.

For customers in all countries: tax or duty or inspection fees will be your responsibility.


There will be optional rotating pen holders available in the very near future (probably August). Prototype is shown in one of these photos. They hold Fisher plotter pens (space pens). I will sell them by the each (1x). Price has not yet been established.








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