Improvised scratch stock tip/trick

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Forum topic by Jeremymcon posted 05-25-2017 02:03 PM 707 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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05-25-2017 02:03 PM

Topic tags/keywords: scratch stock scratch stock net fishing landing cutting gauge cutting gauge marking gauge groove

I am in the process of building a fishing net, and needed to make a groove around the hoop of the net for the string with which I will be attaching the net. I do have a scratch stock, but it is just a block that I use for beading – it doesn’t really have the capability of making a groove 1/2” off of the edge of a workpiece.

I’d like to make another scratch stock that can scratch a profile further from the edge if a piece, it I just haven’t yet.

So I’m sure I’m not the first person to have done this, but here’s my tip/trick: a have a cutting gauge with a blade that is held in with a wedge. So I cut off a piece of an old saw blade, filed it into the v shape I needed, and honed it. It needs to be oriented perpendicular to the direction that my cutting gauge blade was facing, so I also made a new wedge to hold the cutter in the gauge.

Once I wedged the cutter into my gauge with the wedge, I was able to adjust the cutter to where I needed the groove to be, and it worked beautifully! Had the groove finished in just a couple minutes of scratching.

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#1 posted 05-25-2017 06:07 PM

Well done. Nothing beats making your own tool and having it work as you intended.

-- Sawdust Maker

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