Making New Scratch Stock Cutter

In order to make a bead detail for some frame molding I could either buy a router bit or make a new cutter for my scratch stock (a traditional shop-made molding cutter or scraper).  I believe that it is good to make your own tools when you can.

Below is the new cutter in the body of the scratch stock (similar to a marking guage), a piece of scrap walnut that has recieved the molding and an old triple flute cutter I made last winter.


The profile is marked on the blank before cutting.  The blank is roughly cut from an old handsaw blade with a cold chisel then filed smooth.


The profile is then cut out with a dremel cut-off wheel…


then cleaned up with files.


The finished profile cutter in the scratch stock body and the resulting bead cut into the walnut.


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