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Project by Blackie_ posted 12-13-2016 02:59 PM 611 views 1 time favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was something very quick and simple to make. I had needed one for a long time and this is what I came up with. I made it more or less on the bandsaw. I cut just so that the teeth were 1/4” positive protruding away from the handle.

I used a piece of square stock Alder.

Thanks for viewing.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs





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grizzman

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#1 posted 12-13-2016 03:37 PM

looks like it will do the job randy, i use the bathroom door jam…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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Blackie_

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#2 posted 12-13-2016 03:44 PM

So what are you saying Grizz, you rip the door jam off of it’s framing and bring it to your chair? LOL

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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Jim Jakosh

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#3 posted 12-13-2016 05:38 PM

Great scratcher, Randy!!!!!!!!!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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MrUnix

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#4 posted 12-13-2016 06:14 PM

Be careful!!! I made a couple a while back out of some scrap cedar I had. I was just messing around and wanted to see how they would turn out. The wife took one to work, and the next thing I knew, I was swamped with requests for them :)

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - To be old and wise, you must first be young and stupid

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Ken90712

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#5 posted 12-13-2016 06:32 PM

That’ll work.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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woodshaver (Tony)

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#6 posted 12-13-2016 06:54 PM

Looks good Randy! Easy build for you I bet but a great tool to have when you need it!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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Blackie_

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#7 posted 12-13-2016 06:56 PM

Thanks everyone, Brad, did yours look anything like the one I made?

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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Joe Lyddon

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#8 posted 12-13-2016 07:15 PM

Now, That is a Scratcher... :)

COOL!

Simple & Easy to make….

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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helluvawreck

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#9 posted 12-13-2016 08:01 PM

Everybody needs a back scratcher and this is a very nice one. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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MrUnix

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#10 posted 12-14-2016 02:26 AM

Thanks everyone, Brad, did yours look anything like the one I made?
- Blackie_

Ha.. don’t all back scratchers look kind of the same :)

I had one that my mother brought back from Japan years and years ago (the top one in the photo, made out of bamboo I believe) that I sort of used for the design. Like you, done mostly on the band saw, with a little bit of scroll saw work and finishing on the belt sander.

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - To be old and wise, you must first be young and stupid

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Joe Lyddon

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#11 posted 12-14-2016 04:41 AM

Those bamboo ones really stand up to a lot of scratching…. LOL

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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balidoug

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#12 posted 12-14-2016 04:57 AM

Now I could use one of those.

-- From such crooked wood as that which man is made of, nothing straight can be fashioned. Immanuel Kant

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Blackie_

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#13 posted 12-14-2016 10:58 AM

No Brad, yours are more fancy than mine. :)

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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MrUnix

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#14 posted 12-15-2016 06:21 AM

Fancy?? LOL… yours looks significantly more beefy (read that as ‘durable’!) and has much more character. I was just killing some time trying to figure out what to do with an 18” piece of scrap 1×3 cedar I found in a construction site dumpster!

It’s funny though… this has happened to me before and it’s a surprising trend. I’ve made quite a few things that the wife has taken to work… little scroll saw projects, carvings, a couple wood turnings… some of them, IMO, were really nice pieces and took a considerable amount of time and effort to make. But twice now in the last year, it’s the dirt simple stuff that people seem to like the best. What can start as just a way to get rid of some scrap can become much more than that. Show yours around and you might be surprised as well :)

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - To be old and wise, you must first be young and stupid

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Tooch

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#15 posted 12-15-2016 10:24 AM

Great looking scratcher Randy. Glad to see you’re back to posting!

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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