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Offline DynaGlide

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U-Scribe Jig
« on: February 10, 2020, 09:03 AM »
Perhaps I'm too much of a dummy or maybe it's because I've never had to scribe anything before but for those of you who own and use the U-Scribe Jig, how do you like it? https://www.u-scribejig.co.uk/

I've watched some videos on YouTube from them and others (Peter Millard especially) which feature it. I'll be scribing in some bookshelves and a frameless base cabinet in the coming months and I like to arm myself for success as much as I can. Look forward to hearing thoughts of those who have it and use it.

Matt
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Offline xedos

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Re: U-Scribe Jig
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2020, 09:23 AM »
It's a european cabinet installer's wet dream for fillers, soffits, and flush toekick.

For the general carpenter or framed cabinet guy - it's just a collector's item.

n.b - you must match the ( thickness in mm ) of your scribe material exactly to the jig - or you will be disappointed.

« Last Edit: February 10, 2020, 09:25 AM by xedos »

Offline Lincoln

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Re: U-Scribe Jig
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2020, 03:50 PM »
I bought two sets over the xmas break and got a chance to use them on an install last week - very, very handy. One thing I learnt - leave your scribe line on, plane or cut etc right up to it, but leave the line there. As @xedos mentioned, match your scribe block exactly...but still leave the line on.
I'll be using them all the time now.

Offline Distinctive Interiors

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Re: U-Scribe Jig
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2020, 05:02 PM »
I have the 18mm and the 16mm U Scribe jig sets. I fit both British and European cabinets, so do use both sizes.
Very useful, especially for tall fillers and when scribing long lengths of material.....

These are the ones for 16mm cabinet material....The kitchen is German.



« Last Edit: February 10, 2020, 05:08 PM by Distinctive Interiors »

Offline cubevandude

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Re: U-Scribe Jig
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2020, 06:46 PM »
You might want to have a look at this product: StileRite Clamps


« Last Edit: February 10, 2020, 06:48 PM by cubevandude »

Offline ben_r_

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Re: U-Scribe Jig
« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2020, 06:44 PM »
Yea that doesnt make sense to me either. I thought most people scribed with something like this: LINK or LINK


That said, something like that U-Scribe looks CRAZY easy to 3D print. Give me some dimensions for it and I could slap together a 3D model and throw it up on Thingiverse in 20 minutes for ya!
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Offline Lincoln

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Re: U-Scribe Jig
« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2020, 06:57 PM »
You can definitely use those scribes that you linked, it's just convenient to use an offcut of your carcase material.

Offline Rob Z

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Re: U-Scribe Jig
« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2020, 07:11 PM »
Hi Matt

For the project that you showed to me recently, I think you will be able to scribe it with just a compass. HD used to sell General brand compasses and they were inexpensive and easy to modify as needed. I don't know if HD still has them but if not I can give one to you.

Offline Rob Z

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Re: U-Scribe Jig
« Reply #8 on: February 16, 2020, 07:20 PM »
StileRite clamps look quite handy.

Offline morts10n

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Re: U-Scribe Jig
« Reply #9 on: February 17, 2020, 11:15 AM »
I have scribed MILES of fillers and toekick and I dont see the need for this tool. $1.00 General Tool compass and accurate measurement is all that is needed. The key for accuracy for me is to bend the tip  a bit away from the pencil.

Offline usernumber1

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Re: U-Scribe Jig
« Reply #10 on: February 17, 2020, 12:18 PM »
interesing, i had questions but then i found




i can see not special for toekicks or shorter side pieces. but the long stuff or ceiling .... yea
« Last Edit: February 17, 2020, 12:22 PM by usernumber1 »

Offline threesixright

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Re: U-Scribe Jig
« Reply #11 on: February 17, 2020, 12:52 PM »
Its has to be me. But after watching I still don’t understand how this is supposed work. Guessing someone installing this, probable will.

Anyway, for the noobs, some closeups of what it actually does, might be handy! I do understand it helps for scribing. But thats more the name of jig then the video.


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Offline Alan m

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Re: U-Scribe Jig
« Reply #12 on: February 17, 2020, 01:49 PM »
basically all it does is to hold the filler piece solid while you use some other tool to scribe the line. if you use it so the filler is aligned witht eh edge of the cabinet then you can use a piece of the cabinet material to scribe rather than a variable compas or other adjustable scribe tool
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Offline Lincoln

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Re: U-Scribe Jig
« Reply #13 on: February 17, 2020, 03:14 PM »
Once you realise it holds the scriber/filler flush with the INSIDE of the cabinet it makes more sense. So, if your cabinet is made from 18mm material, it's holding it 18mm from the wall. You then need to use something 18mm thick as your scribe guide, which cancels out the offset.
Bit hard to explain, hope that makes sense.

Offline xedos

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Re: U-Scribe Jig
« Reply #14 on: February 21, 2020, 09:28 PM »
I have scribed MILES of fillers and toekick and I dont see the need for this tool. $1.00 General Tool compass and accurate measurement is all that is needed. The key for accuracy for me is to bend the tip  a bit away from the pencil.

and your helper hold the material while you use that compass right ?