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Veritas® P1169 3D-Printed Plumb Bob & P1160 Plumb Bob - WoodworkingVeritas® P1169 3D-Printed Plumb Bob & P1160 Plumb Bob - Woodworking
3D printing is a convenient technology for tool design – we use it in our shop to see how design ideas work and feel in the real world. However, it’s more than just a prototyping method; our new P1169 plumb bob was created to show what is possible when you build an object layer by layer. The curved petals of the 3D-printed plastic body would be impossible to make by machining or casting – the complex shape would have to be painstakingly carved by hand. Its long, slim point and the crown are turned from stainless steel. The production of these special plumb bobs is limited to a run of 300, and as such a unique application of an emerging technology, they're sure to go quickly.

For comparison, the P1160 plumb bob is the closest we can get to the 3D-printed design with conventional manufacturing methods. It has the same overall shape, but the petals are replaced with a pattern of shallow grooves machined into its aluminum body. Its point and crown are turned from brass.

Each style is 3-3/4" long and just over 1" in diameter at its widest point. An 8' long braided nylon cord (no endless twirling, like twist cord!) is threaded through the removable crown to ensure perfect balance. The 1" diameter case (made of stainless steel for the P1169 and brass for the P1160) is both a tip protector and a cord spool, with an internal O-ring to hold the bob securely when not in use. Drawstring bag included.

Click here to view our other collectible plumb bobs.

The P1160 Plumb Bob is no longer available.

 
 
A.  P1169 Plumb Bob
 05K95.26 Additional views   Instruction sheet
  $32.50 Add to cartOnline: Available
B.  P1160 Plumb Bob
 05K95.24 Additional views   
  $34.50

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