Veritas Miniature Tools
Our miniatures are all fully functional 1:3-scale versions of our full-size tools – and are meant to be used. Well made and surprisingly comfortable, all of the tools are made in Canada, and most come in a French-fitted presentation box.
The series began in 2009 with the production of the Miniature Shoulder Plane, and now numbers 21 different tools.
The Christmas catalogue letter from 2009 (reproduced below) describes the origin of the series that has become an annual tradition.
What started off as a lark during a product development meeting has resulted in the production of one of our best gift items to date – the fully functional miniature shoulder plane on the facing page.
About 16 months ago our design group, seeking guidance on the parameters for our planned small shoulder plane, was instructed to “just scale down the medium shoulder plane and start from there.” They thought it would be amusing to take that direction literally, and so produced a series of exact scale models, each smaller than its predecessor. Well, turnabout is fair play so, as an exercise, they were challenged to figure out how to produce the smallest of the models, with the additional requirement that the price be scaled down to match the diminutive size of the plane. Both our design and manufacturing staff met the challenge in spades, and we ended up committing the result to production.
Miniatures hold a fascination for young and old alike, and this product is no exception; it even holds a strong appeal for non-woodworkers. As soon as you pick one up, you’ll wonder how a tool can be so precisely executed in such quality material, and command such a low price.
I’ve had one on my desk for several weeks now, and I still handle it regularly and wonder the same thing myself.
Veritas Miniature Tool Sets
Veritas Miniature Router Plane
Veritas Miniature Shoulder Plane
Veritas Miniature Plow Plane
Veritas Miniature Bench Plane
Veritas Miniature Block Plane
Veritas Miniature Edge Plane
Veritas Miniature Bevel-Up Jack Plane
Veritas Miniature Spokeshave
Veritas Miniature Cabinet Scraper
Veritas Miniature Marking Gauges
Veritas Miniature Chisels
(Set of 3)
Veritas Miniature Honing Guide