Beading Tool

  • June 25, 2018 1:49 PM
    Message # 6341194

    At the latest FIG meeting there was some discussion about beading.  I picked up this unmarked manufactured beading tool at the Spicer auction in RI on Saturday. It consists of a cast iron body affixed with 3/8” steel pins in both directions to a very dense Rosewood handle. The base has a elliptical fence in the center with a saddle that the 3/32” thick blade slides over, positioning a 1/4” beading cutter on each side. The tool could be used to bead the edge of any piece either curved or straight, working comfortably on both sides of a piece regardless of the direction of the grain. There’s nothing remarkable here, but I haven’t seen anything exactly like it before.

  • June 25, 2018 2:10 PM
    Reply # 6341281 on 6341194
    Don Michael (Administrator)

    Veritas makes a similar tool. I have one. Bring it to the next FIG meeting so we can compare them and bead a board or two.

  • June 25, 2018 10:32 PM
    Reply # 6342029 on 6341194

    OK, Don.  I also posted it on a Facebook vintage tool group and an English member said he believed the tool to be user made.  On closer inspection, I'm certain he is correct.  It's a very neat tool.

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