Bubinga Scratch Stock

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Project by CodyM posted 05-03-2011 07:58 AM 3689 views 6 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Inspiraton for this scratch stock was from Garret Hacks video on Fine Woodworkings website. It is a very informative and helpful video detailing the finer points of making and using these incredibly simple but very effective hand tools. The cutter is made from a piece of a scraper card .75”W x 2.5”L with a beaded profile shaped with a small chainsaw file. It was then sanded and polished up to 2000 grit sandpaper. The cutter is held in the bubinga stock with a .25” x 2.5” brass bolt with a threaded insert. Dimensions of stock: 1”T x 2”W x 4.25”L. Bubinga is finished with one coat of Danish Oil.

-- Cody - Salt Lake City, UT

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#1 posted 05-03-2011 10:50 AM

good looking scratcher
thankĀ“s for sharing it


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#2 posted 05-03-2011 05:09 PM

Nice hand shaper. Great use of scrap woods.

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#3 posted 05-03-2011 05:13 PM

Awesome! It works very well.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#4 posted 05-05-2011 01:59 PM

Really nice, and yes so simple it should be forbidden.
Less is more!
I love when things get this clear.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#5 posted 05-06-2011 12:42 AM

Very nice.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#6 posted 05-06-2011 01:43 AM

Good one, do you have to tighten the screw real tight? or will a knurled nut that you hand tighten work also?

-- Good judgement comes from experience and experience comes from poor judgement.

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#7 posted 05-06-2011 05:45 AM

Thank you all for the nice comments. Timbo, I was planning on using a knurled nut epoxied onto a brass bolt with the head cut off but on this particular project the brass insert didn’t go in perfectly straight so I really had to use some pressure to get the bolt in all the way. I was surprised it went in all the way. If I build another one it will definately have a knurled nut or thumb screw.

-- Cody - Salt Lake City, UT

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#8 posted 02-04-2012 11:45 PM

Just what I was looking for!

-- JJ - Northern Illinois

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#9 posted 10-16-2012 04:45 AM

I have been looking for a 1/4” side bead plane, I think this will do the job for me.

-- "ButI'mMuchBetterNow"

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