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Got the plan to make this from Shop Notes….what a great tool !!
Oct 20, 2011
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#1 posted 10-20-2011 02:53 PM
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…...
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#2 posted 10-20-2011 03:17 PM
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.
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#3 posted 10-20-2011 03:33 PM
More photos!!!! Lets see it in action and what it does. I am also very curious. Looks nice though.
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#4 posted 10-20-2011 04:10 PM
Very nice, thanks for the post, I plan on making one soon too.
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#5 posted 10-20-2011 10:07 PM
”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 : )
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#6 posted 10-20-2011 10:20 PM
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.
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#7 posted 10-20-2011 10:50 PM
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?
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#8 posted 10-20-2011 10:59 PM
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.
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#9 posted 10-20-2011 11:16 PM
Looks good. Made one myself from the same plans a while back. Made all the blades with it. Check it out.
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#10 posted 10-20-2011 11:20 PM
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.
#11 posted 10-21-2011 12:03 AM
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.
Dusty, I took the picture after I finished it...the fence is a little scraped up and worn now.
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#12 posted 10-21-2011 02:38 AM
Really nice.Best thoughts,Mads
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#13 posted 10-21-2011 03:02 PM
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.
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