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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.

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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 ?

Offline U-Scribe Jig Dan

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Re: U-Scribe Jig
« Reply #15 on: August 21, 2020, 06:36 PM »
hi gents, My name is Dan im 50% of @uscribejig and the one you see on social media or you tube etc.

I forgot my old personal login to FoG but recently came across this thread, Ill happily answer any questions any of you may have, Thanks Dan

Offline morts10n

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Re: U-Scribe Jig
« Reply #16 on: August 21, 2020, 08:14 PM »
Xedos....not sure where you were going with that comment, but I've worked alone for the last 30 years

Offline Svar

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Re: U-Scribe Jig
« Reply #17 on: August 21, 2020, 08:20 PM »
Xedos....not sure where you were going with that comment, but I've worked alone for the last 30 years
You need to hold filler piece still and perfectly aligned while scribing (this is is what U-Scribe Jig does, it's a holder). How do you do that, particularly with long pieces? Or do you have another technique?
« Last Edit: August 21, 2020, 08:25 PM by Svar »

Offline morts10n

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Re: U-Scribe Jig
« Reply #18 on: August 21, 2020, 09:25 PM »
Very simple for me...measure the required width in a few spots...mark width (with a  .9mm pencil), set scribe to all pencil marks....scribe away. I frequently clamp a block to bottom of cabinet to hold filler at correct height.

Offline xedos

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Re: U-Scribe Jig
« Reply #19 on: August 21, 2020, 09:34 PM »
Very simple for me...measure the required width in a few spots...mark width (with a  .9mm pencil), set scribe to all pencil marks....scribe away. I frequently clamp a block to bottom of cabinet to hold filler at correct height.

Now do you see a need for this tool?

You clamp a block of wood to the bottom, u-scribe users clamp them to the filler and carcass.   Neither method is superior or faster intrinsically.  One might argue that a continuous scribe line is more accurate and better looking than the point to point method you use, but that is really up to the person's eye that's paying for the work.  On quick, dirty and cheap jobs that'll be caulked your compass is even a waste of time.

Offline morts10n

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Re: U-Scribe Jig
« Reply #20 on: August 22, 2020, 10:52 AM »
I indeed use a continuous scribe line top to bottom. I just measure desired width at top and bottom and scribe to both of those marks. Very simple.

Offline morts10n

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Re: U-Scribe Jig
« Reply #21 on: August 22, 2020, 10:54 AM »
Also, I never do "quick dirty and cheap" Zero gaps and minimal caulking  are the marks of a good craftsman, no matter the pay.

Offline xedos

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Re: U-Scribe Jig
« Reply #22 on: August 22, 2020, 08:29 PM »
Quote
Also, I never do "quick dirty and cheap" Zero gaps and minimal caulking  are the marks of a good craftsman, no matter the pay.

You are correct.  But sometimes customers cannot or simply do not want to pay for craftsmanship.  So they get quick and dirty and are happy to let the decorators/ painters to deal with it.   

Of course when you're the bestus most gifted scribe in the world, you don't need fancy jigs or tools like festool. I'm also guessing that type is happy to work for free or less than their considerable skill is worth simply to showcase their superior craftsmanship.   

America is great in that there's usually something for everyone, so your way is not superior to another.

Offline morts10n

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Re: U-Scribe Jig
« Reply #23 on: August 22, 2020, 11:08 PM »
Again, not sure where you are going, but I work for top notch clients,  am heavily invested in Festool, and get paid well for craftsmanship that satisfies the most discriminating tastes

Online Cheese

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Re: U-Scribe Jig
« Reply #24 on: August 23, 2020, 12:30 AM »
Again, not sure where you are going, but I work for top notch clients,  am heavily invested in Festool, and get paid well for craftsmanship that satisfies the most discriminating tastes

I like that...that’s a great answer.  [smile]

It restores some of my faith for those that are in the commercial end of the business.

The “good enough” attitude is exactly what made me give up on commercial installers/fabricators/ craft people and take care of business myself. 

That was the one method available to me where I could directly control the quality of the finished installation without threatening law suits, cancelled checks or calls to the Better Business Bureau.

Offline Sparktrician

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Re: U-Scribe Jig
« Reply #25 on: August 23, 2020, 09:46 AM »
I like that...that’s a great answer.  [smile]

It restores some of my faith for those that are in the commercial end of the business.

The “good enough” attitude is exactly what made me give up on commercial installers/fabricators/ craft people and take care of business myself. 

That was the one method available to me where I could directly control the quality of the finished installation without threatening law suits, cancelled checks or calls to the Better Business Bureau.

Whoever said, "Good enough isn't" was right! 
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  The capacity for occasional blundering is inseparable from the capacity to bring things to pass."

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Offline StanB

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Re: U-Scribe Jig
« Reply #26 on: August 23, 2020, 08:03 PM »
I used the uscribe jig to do this fit out in my basement. Works great.

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Online Cheese

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Re: U-Scribe Jig
« Reply #27 on: August 23, 2020, 11:05 PM »
I used the uscribe jig to do this fit out in my basement. Works great.

Love the eyebrow over the flatscreen Stan. That’s a great look.

Offline U-Scribe Jig Dan

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Re: U-Scribe Jig
« Reply #28 on: August 24, 2020, 06:25 AM »
I used the uscribe jig to do this fit out in my basement. Works great.

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Looks fantastic buddy, so glad U-Scribe jig has been helping you out dude, keep us posted over on Instagram I love to share my fellow tradesmen work, always interesting to get a wide view of trades from all the different countries too, hello from the UK buddy

Dan @uscribejig

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Re: U-Scribe Jig
« Reply #29 on: August 24, 2020, 06:27 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.

Thanks for there Feedback dude, its been a whirlwind as two tradesmen with an idea we never expected the response, but appreciate them all fella

stay safe and happy scribing

Dan @uscribejig