Scribers in Marking
In lay out work it is necessary to scribe lines to indicate the dimensions of the work piece to be filed or machined. The scriber is a tool used for this purpose. It is made of high carbon steel and is hardened. For drawing clear and sharp lines, the point should be ground and honed frequently for maintaining its sharpness.
Scribers are available in different shapes and sizes. The most commonly used one is the plain scriber.
While scribing lines, the scriber is used like a pencil so that the lines drawn are close to the straight edge.
Scriber points are very sharp; therefore, do not put the plain scriber in your pocket.