This month I'll take a little look at the No. 66 beading tool.
This is a modern copy of an old Stanley beading tool which was made from the 1880's until the 1940's. This version unlike the original is made from bronze so it has a nice heft to it! The tool is designed to produce small moldings using the supplied selection of profiles or those made yourself.
To use the tool simply select a profile, set the depth and choose a fence, straight for following straight edges or curved for curved edges. Then using short strokes to begin the profile, start to work along the lengh of timber being careful to go with the grain! Overlapping each stroke over the previous one and keep the tool firmly against the edge of the workpiece.
Look out for September's Tool of the Month post in a few weeks!