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    Default The thingamajig

    New scribing tool from Australia

    http://vimeo.com/33005138

    Always impressed by simplicity of design.
    I'll wait for a FastCap version in the $30 range

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    Default Re: The thingamajig

    That's pretty cool! $75 is a bit steep, though.

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    Default Re: The thingamajig

    But you're scribing while the "thing" is riding on a area about 2" away from the actual contact point.
    I'll stick with my General compass.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveC View Post
    But you're scribing while the "thing" is riding on a area about 2" away from the actual contact point.
    I'll stick with my General compass.
    Steve, I get what your saying. I don't think that's an issue though. What that tool does do is keep you scrib at a 90 degree angle which is done by judgement with a normal set of scribes. Seems like a good tool but a little pricy.
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    Default Re: The thingamajig

    here's the YouTube video, which loads way faster.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IbN-EquR3vM

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    Default Re: The thingamajig

    Seems like a good tool for cabinet installers. Its a spin on a marking gauge.

    What I'd like to see is a scriber that would do a good job scribing crown moulding to things like rock or brick fireplace surrounds in situations where the client doesn't want returned corners.
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    Default Re: The thingamajig

    Maybe this log scribe will work for you;

    http://www.traditionalwoodworker.com...FbEBQAod5RiGVw

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    Default Re: The thingamajig

    I think it looks sweet. I like the idea of the crisp cut line versus a pencil line.

    It certainly still comes down to user accuracy / skill when removing the material though.
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    Default Re: The thingamajig

    Quote Originally Posted by Spectaculartrim View Post
    Seems like a good tool for cabinet installers. Its a spin on a marking gauge.

    What I'd like to see is a scriber that would do a good job scribing crown moulding to things like rock or brick fireplace surrounds in situations where the client doesn't want returned corners.
    Paul, when I'm scribing into stone I use a regular general set of scribes that I bent the point side with needle nose pliers out. This helps in getting back into the nooks and crannies. The other key to successful scricing into stone is to carefully examine the stone and look for any points where the stone angles towards the wood behinds its face. I'll take a cold chisel and clean them up before scribing. That and keep those scribes at a 90 degree angle to the stone and a steep back cut.
    Last edited by Kent Brobeck; 06-17-2012 at 07:59 AM.
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    Default Re: The thingamajig

    P1020742.JPGP1020743.JPGKent, does your scribe look like this ?
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    Default Re: The thingamajig

    when I'm scribing on stone or other irregular surfaces, I take a 5 penny nail that I bent into an L shape, and tape it onto the pointer side of my scribe compass. When I'm done scribing the stone I simply cut the tape, and my compass is instantly back to normal.
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    Default Re: The thingamajig

    I really like that tool.....especially with laminate...leaving an edge that doesn't chip seems like a good idea.

    Although you can't beat the Fastcap Accuscribe at only $18.00.

    http://www.fastcap.com/estore/pc/vie...7&idcategory=0

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    Default Re: The thingamajig

    Quote Originally Posted by Kent Brobeck View Post
    What that tool does do is keep you scrib at a 90 degree angle which is done by judgement with a normal set of scribes.
    The Accuscribe one also rides flat on the surface and keeps 90 deg.
    http://www.rockler.com/product.cfm?p...FelFMgodMQMAKw

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