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Project by rrdesigns posted 1152 days ago 3407 views 8 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So the homeowner wants to remove an old trash compactor and add access to the back of a sink on a counter that extends into the room. No problem, right? Only the original doors were made on a shaper and no router bits can be found that match the profile components close enough to create new cabinet door frames. Enter the handy scratch stock. I made a card scraper (at the grinder and with a hand file) from an old saw blade to match the door frame pieces. Inserted it into a dowel and added two fences ( Then I duplicated the panel using my tenon jig at the tablesaw. Several hours of scraping (27 linear feet) later, and presto, new cabinet doors that match the original. And I learned a new trick to boot.

-- Beth, Oklahoma, Rambling Road Designs

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#1 posted 1152 days ago

Very cool, I was just reading about similar methods in FW this month, gonna hav to try it

-- The basis for optimism is shear terror

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#2 posted 1152 days ago

Really nice.
Fine that a simple solution can solve a ‘complexe’ problem.
Well done.
Best thoughts,

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

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#3 posted 1152 days ago

Nifty jig and the nice looking door too!

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#4 posted 1152 days ago

Great ingenuity!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#5 posted 1151 days ago

A well executed plan.
The more I browse this site , the more impressed I am with the creativity here!

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#6 posted 1151 days ago


Great job !! But having access doors exactly where they are needed for plumbing repairs seems almost like cheating. Either that or a stroke of genius. I’m jealous and will probably be everytime I need to work on sink plumbing.


-- ~You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.~ - Joe

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#7 posted 1151 days ago

absolutely slick….

-- /\/\/\ BarryW /\/\/\ Stay so busy you don't have time to die.

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#8 posted 1149 days ago

Bravisimo! Way to adapt, improvise and overcome. Nice.


-- When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world. -- John Muir

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#9 posted 1145 days ago

Now that is customer service!! Wonderful Idea. Thanks for sharing it is inspirational.

-- The works of evil people are not the problem. It is the "Good" people standing by and watching not speaking up. Dubsaloon

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#10 posted 296 days ago

Hi Beth! Found this on a Google image search WayneC posted about scratch stocks for a possible tool swap. I thought it looked like a Tie fighter from StarWars and had to check it out (son is a big fan). The door you made with this tool looks like the original right next to it. Wow! Well done. Thanks for sharing your work and the link.

-- God bless, Candy

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