Scratch Stock Beading Tool

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Project by DeepWater posted 12-28-2016 07:31 PM 1493 views 5 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Homemade scratch stock from some wooden door cutoff scraps and stainless steel hardware. A number of plans can be found on the Internet. I made a fairly simple one as a starter and used a cheap old handsaw that had an uncomfortable plastic handle, cutting out the hard tool steel with a Dremel handheld grinder. Beading shaped with a round rattail file. I’ve got enough steel in the old saw so almost any shape is possible I think. Finished with a coat of Benite wood conditioner.

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#1 posted 12-28-2016 09:53 PM

This is so timely! I’ve been planning a scratch stock, but wasn’t sure what to use for the blade. The other day I spied an old handsaw hanging up that never use and had forgotten I even had. I started wondering if that would work, but wasn’t sure how to shape it without buying an angle grinder. The dremel! Of course! Suddenly I have everything I need to build a scratch stock.


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#2 posted 12-29-2016 03:55 AM

A great idea.

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#3 posted 12-29-2016 07:11 PM

Great idea! Mind if I steal it some day?

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#4 posted 03-16-2017 10:46 AM

This shop made tool turned out beautifully.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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