Scribe Tool

Needed to do some scribing in the field and had an idea for my own little custom scribe tool.  
Calling this a prototype,  but will probably never make another one. 
Quality could have been better but I just kinda winged this by hand. I drilled the lead replacement tube into the end and just used a tube from one of my protractor sets. Would have liked a nicer one but "prototype"  so it didn't matter. It has 4 holes for adjustment to move the lead and is clamped in place with the connector bolt. Downside is you have to use an allan wrench to change it, but that won't bother me much.

Figuring out how to do something you have never done is what makes a good challenge.


Looks pretty handy.  Makes me feel ashamed for using scribe molding.

Half of what we read or hear about finishing is right. We just don’t know which half! — Bob Flexner

Nice! Much better than when I use a scrap of wood with a pencil taped to it😀
All of the scribing you do I would of thought you came up with something years ago. Handy  little tool
Nicely done

Ryan/// ~sigh~ I blew up another bowl. Moke told me "I made the inside bigger than the outside".

nice design, nice scribe


cool little tool bent. glad to see you back my friend you have been badly missed !

working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

Functional! kinda looks like a clothes pin with the lead grooves. 
Like the others, I've suffered with made on site stuff (pencil in a washer hole).

Even your winged by had stuff has class 🤠
Thanks All,
I've been using a pencil taped to wood for years,  I also have one of those fast cap compass looking scribes.
I think this will be my go to from now on.
I was working on one to be 3d printed but decided not to pursue it so if any of you all are interested,  here is the basic idea.  Still needs refinement though. Has different tips for different widths.

Figuring out how to do something you have never done is what makes a good challenge.

Nice work!

Cheers, Jim ........................ Variety is the spice of life...............Learn something new every day

That is pretty cool.

Can you post a video of you using it?


Pretty nice!


As long as it works, doesn't make much difference how it looks. Good job.   

That's a very useful thing to have in the toolbox. I need to make one of these, thanks for posting.

Doing the best I can with what I've got