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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:

http://www.johnlloydfinefurniture.co.uk/files/p%2041-44%20FC%2092%E2%80%A6TECH%20lloyd%20JB.pdf
http://villagecarpenter.blogspot.com/2007/12/scratch.html
http://www.finewoodworking.com/SkillsAndTechniques/SkillsAndTechniquesArticle.aspx?id=31290
http://www.finewoodworking.com/Community/QADetail.aspx?id=26507
http://www.wkfinetools.com/contrib/jThompson/restore/scratchStock/scratchStock1.asp
http://www.popularwoodworking.com/article/Sliding-head_Scratch_Stock/
http://www.sawmillcreek.org/showthread.php?97319-Scratch-Stock-Simple-Easy-Effective-(Photo-Tutorial)

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:

http://pfollansbee.wordpress.com/2008/12/31/scratch-stock-moldings/

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

http://www.woodworkuk.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=2702

... 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.*

http://www.axminster.co.uk/veritas-veritas-beading-tool-prod22859/
http://www.classichandtools.com/acatalog/Special-Purpose-Planes-by-Veritas.html

-- 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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