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#1 posted 02-11-2011 12:48 PM

I’ve put together a collection of links for you which I hope you’ll find useful. This first collection of links is about making and using a scratch stock:

To answer your question as to whether it will work well in hardwood such as oak. The answer is yes, you can use a scratch stock in hardwood, infact it works better than softwood. Oak isn’t the easiest wood to scratch, but it can certainly be done. If the wood has a high moisture content then that will help too as it kind of lubricates the blade when cutting. Practice on an offcut first to get a feel for the right angle and amount of pressure. Here is a link to Peter Follansbee’s blog where he talks about making and using a scratch stock and he works mainly in oak:

And if all of that doesn’t inspire you to make your own :-), here’s a review of the Veritas beading tool:

... and you can purchase both of the Veritas beading tools from these two companies based in England. Here’s the links:

Please note: you need to scroll down the page on the second link to see the beading tool.*

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

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