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    handy dandy scriber

    When I was introduced to using blue tape for scribing my colleague used a pencil to mark the tape, then cut to the line with a knife and peeled off the waste, showing up a nice sharp line. To save a step and cut the scribe line directly I made this little tool out of scrap wood and a utility knife blade. As it's not adjustable it has to be run against a shim base or the scribed piece shimmed appropriately. I relieved the blade cap and lined the jaws with double-stick tape to keep the blade in place. For only $90 you can buy a nice aluminum number with carbide blades https://www.specialtytools.com/shop-...ribe-tool.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Jenness View Post
    When I was introduced to using blue tape for scribing my colleague used a pencil to mark the tape, then cut to the line with a knife and peeled off the waste, showing up a nice sharp line. To save a step and cut the scribe line directly I made this little tool out of scrap wood and a utility knife blade. As it's not adjustable it has to be run against a shim base or the scribed piece shimmed appropriately. I relieved the blade cap and lined the jaws with double-stick tape to keep the blade in place. For only $90 you can buy a nice aluminum number with carbide blades https://www.specialtytools.com/shop-...ribe-tool.html

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    I like it. It would be good for reducing chips and tear out prior to using the jamb saw when prepping for flooring jobs.
    Last edited by Maurice Mcmurry; 07-03-2024 at 7:01 PM. Reason: left out a word

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    Doesn't a Japanese marking knife accomplish the same thing?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maurice Mcmurry View Post
    I like it. It would be good for reducing chips and tear out prior to using the jamb saw when prepping for flooring jobs.
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