Custom Scratch Stock and Beaded Trim

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Project by Paul Maurer posted 04-16-2015 09:56 PM 4084 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Three pieces of red oak trim. The three beads are too far fro the edge to use a beading bit in the router. My solution was to make a scratch blade and stock to hold the blade. The steel is from an old saw blade. I sprayed it with lacquer before layout and center punching. One of the holes wandered immediately, so I started it over on the other side. After drilling the holes to size, I cut it to size and carefully filled the teeth to match the sample.
After making and mounting the blade in the stock, I clamped a straight edged board in position to act as a fence on the piece to be worked. With the initial scratches made, I cut them to depth with a fine kerfed back saw.
A little elbow grease and I have 8’ of custom beaded trim.

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#1 posted 04-17-2015 12:39 AM

Ingenuity!!!! Very Cool.

-- Whatever you find to do with your hands, do it with all your might,... because there is no work in the grave...Ecclesiastes 9:10

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#3 posted 04-17-2015 11:36 AM

Well done, old tech still works !

-- Glen, B.C. Canada

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#4 posted 04-17-2015 07:38 PM

Good thinking there.

-- Ben in Va

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#5 posted 04-18-2015 12:37 PM

Great new blade, wonderful results, thank you for sharing

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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