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Got the plan to make this from Shop Notes….what a great tool !!

-- Wayne





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John_G

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#1 posted 1012 days ago

i thought it was a marking gauge at first then noticed the flat piece of metal in it. What is this, how’s it used…. no matter very nice construction…...

-- John Gray

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RGtools

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#2 posted 1012 days ago

That is the nicest scratch stock I have ever seen.

John, they scratch (really cut if they are sharp) a custom profile into wood. You can get pretty creative with them.

-- Make furniture that lasts as long as the tree - Ryan

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A Slice of Wood Workshop

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#3 posted 1012 days ago

More photos!!!! Lets see it in action and what it does. I am also very curious. Looks nice though.

-- Tim- http://www.asliceofwoodworkshop.com; Twitter-@asliceofwood; Facebook-http://www.facebook.com/asliceofwood

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CartersWhittling

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#4 posted 1012 days ago

Very nice, thanks for the post, I plan on making one soon too.

-- And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord... Colossians 3:23 http://carterswhittling.wordpress.com/

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Dusty56

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#5 posted 1012 days ago

”what a great tool !!” Are you referring to this one or scratch stocks in general ?
What have you made with it so far ?...it appears to be unused in the photo although nicely constructed : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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Brit

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#6 posted 1012 days ago

Nice job Wayne! I need to make a nice one when I get some time. I first used a homemade scratchstock to fashion a 6” length of skirting board. The skirting board was going to be painted, so I just used MDF. Once it was painted, you couldn’t tell that I’d made that small piece and the rest was shop bought and I didn’t have to buy another 3m length of skirting board just to get the 6” I needed.

I agree, great tools. Also, if you ever need to use your scratchstock on an internal curve, you can remove the fence and replace it with another fence that has a rounded point and you’ll be good to go.

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it.

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chopper6322

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#7 posted 1012 days ago

Cool tool, Pookwood, correct me if i’m wrong but could you just turn that base around and use the curved end to travel around a rounded point like Brit said?

-- "As iron sharpen iron, so one man sharpens another" Proverbs 27:17

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Brit

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#8 posted 1012 days ago

chopper6322 – I’m sure Wayne will correct me if I’m wrong, but it looks like the fence butts up against a shoulder in the stock and the screw with the wingnut doesn’t appear to be centered on the fence component, so I don’t think it would fit if you turned it through 180 degrees. I might be wrong though.

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it.

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nobuckle

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#9 posted 1012 days ago

Looks good. Made one myself from the same plans a while back. Made all the blades with it. Check it out.

-- Doug - Make an effort to live by the slogan "We try harder"

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Brit

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#10 posted 1012 days ago

Ok, I’m wrong then. Looking at nobuckles picture (which is awesome by the way), I can see that the stock slides in a dado in the fence so it can be turned around. Yep, definitely making me one of them.

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it.

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Pookwood

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#11 posted 1012 days ago

Dusty, I took the picture after I finished it...the fence is a little scraped up and worn now. Brit, I haven’t tried the internal curve yet, it only works great working with the grain and not against the grain, so messing with a curve might not look to good. @ Nobuckle, yours looks great, looks like you got some nice use out of it. As far as I know the only thing I made it for is straight line cuts.

-- Wayne

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mafe

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#12 posted 1012 days ago

Really nice.
Best thoughts,
Mads

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

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nobuckle

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#13 posted 1011 days ago

Wayne, I actually haven’t used it all that much. The blades have a worn look because they were made from an old backsaw blade. I haven’t tried to use it on a project with curves yet. I’m hoping that when I get finished with this years Christmas gifts I’ll be able to use it to do some inlay on a tool chest I want to make. Let us know how it works out if you get the chance to use it on a curved surface.

-- Doug - Make an effort to live by the slogan "We try harder"

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