LumberJocks

Hand Tool - Scratch Stock (Hardware-free Design)

  • Advertise with us
Project by ChuckM posted 10-07-2012 12:13 AM 4519 views 15 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Using a wedge friction-fit design, I made a different scratch stock which can handle both flat and curved surfaces. This tool is chatter-free because of the full support given to the cutter.

If you prefer to make a traditional scratch stock that requires the use of hardware, here’s an example: http://foldingrule.blogspot.ca/2008/05/episode-62-scratch-stock-part-i.html

-- The time I enjoy wasting is not time wasted





7 comments so far

View kiefer's profile

kiefer

3376 posts in 1419 days


#1 posted 10-07-2012 02:00 AM

Nice looking and simple tool to make after you figured it out !
Just the kind I like , what is the the cutter made of ?
Thanks for the post.

-- Kiefer 松

View ChuckM's profile

ChuckM

505 posts in 2418 days


#2 posted 10-07-2012 02:58 AM

Thanks for looking. I made mine out of an old handsaw blade. You can use an old bandsaw blade or card scraper (http://www.leevalley.com/en/wood/page.aspx?p=32670&cat=1,310,41069 (0.8 to 1 mm thick)) or similar steel sheet.

-- The time I enjoy wasting is not time wasted

View felkadelic's profile

felkadelic

195 posts in 1292 days


#3 posted 10-07-2012 06:57 AM

Perhaps I’m missing something obvious, but what’s the purpose of the wedge in the back end of the tool?

View mafe's profile

mafe

9688 posts in 1841 days


#4 posted 10-07-2012 10:57 AM

Really nice, simple and beautiful tool.
I LOVE IT!
Clever, and clever to add the back end for curves.
Best thoughts,
Mads

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

View balidoug's profile

balidoug

363 posts in 1230 days


#5 posted 10-07-2012 11:34 AM

Simple always seems to work better. Nice design, nice work.

-- From such crooked wood as that which man is made of, nothing straight can be fashioned. Immanuel Kant

View ChuckM's profile

ChuckM

505 posts in 2418 days


#6 posted 10-07-2012 03:37 PM

Thanks for all the remarks.

To felkadelic:

The front and the end are both rounded. There’s another cutter at the end to use on curved surfaces. The side cutter handles flat ones.

-- The time I enjoy wasting is not time wasted

View Bricofleur's profile

Bricofleur

1197 posts in 1945 days


#7 posted 10-08-2012 04:29 PM

Nice looking tool, ChuckM. I too was confused about the rear wedge and how the tool could be used on curved surfaces. Thanks for the details. I beleive a shot from each side would have been… wordless! Thanks for sharing.

Best,

Serge

http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com

-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. -- http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase