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Hand Tool - Scratch Stock (Hardware-free Design)

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Project by ChuckM posted 10-07-2012 12:13 AM 4451 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





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kiefer

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#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

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ChuckM

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#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

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felkadelic

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#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?

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mafe

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#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.

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balidoug

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#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

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ChuckM

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#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

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Bricofleur

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#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

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