Between T-Chisel and The Wood Whisperer I have been convinced I need to learn to use a card scraper. So, I bought 2 on Amazon.com. One I figured I would mess up beyond repair, and one to be able to actually use.
I don’t know if anyone else has had problems with sharpening card scrapers but its been a pain in my butt. I’ve just had a hard time justifying the purchase of a burnisher, about $25, and sharpening stones, a lot of dollars – or sandpaper. Then you really need to build some jigs to hold things perpendicular. It seems like a lot of work and expense to sharpen a $6 tool.
After searching Google for some more tips on sharpening a scraper I ran across this website -
It was posted by Todd Clippinger at www.amcraftsman.com.
He shows his technique for sharpening a card scraper with just a file clamped in a vice.
I tried it today. THIS TECHNIQUE IS AWESOME!!! It worked just like the video. This is my kind of system. Its quick, its easy, and its cheap.
If anyone else is looking for a really slick way to sharpen their scrapers, or just a different way, you need to check this out.