Scratch Stocks For Mouldings
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By Peter Follansbee Short runs of moulding call for custom scrapers.Scratch stocks are simple, shop-made scrapers used to shape mouldings.I've never found a period reference to this tool; I don't know its name, what it looked like nor how it was made.
But I'm certain it existed.How? By studying surviving chests and other case furniture that have short runs of mouldings surrounding panels.In many cases, these mouldings fade in and out just before the junction of the mortise and tenon joints in the frame.
Most of these short lengths of moulding are around 10″ to 15″ long.A moulding plane couldn't create the full profile in such a short run.A carving companion.This is one of my reproduction chests that shows the molding above the carved panel as it fades out near the muntin.
Scratch moldings detail.I make two kinds of scratch stocks.The first is to cut mouldings along the edge of a board's face.The tool consists of a wooden stock, a blade made from an old scraper or saw blade and one scr*w (the modern concession).
I shape the stock something like a cartoon pistol.I choose a dense hardwood; the body of the tool acts like a...