How to Sharpen Card Scrapers

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Blog entry by GarageWoodworks posted 06-30-2012 08:27 PM 7708 reads 6 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Sharpen your card scrapers lickety-split with a chunk of scrap wood, a couple water stones and a burnisher.

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#1 posted 06-30-2012 09:25 PM

Cool video. Thanks for the tips.

-- Stormy: Sometimes the wood just tells you what it wants to be.

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#2 posted 06-30-2012 11:01 PM

Nice vid, thanks!

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#3 posted 07-01-2012 12:16 AM

Thank you.

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#4 posted 07-01-2012 12:24 AM

Good to see you back.

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#5 posted 07-01-2012 12:57 AM

Thanks JJohnston!

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#6 posted 07-01-2012 01:50 AM

Well done video and those were some impressive shavings!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#7 posted 07-01-2012 01:53 AM

Super video, very informative and helpful.

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#8 posted 07-01-2012 02:16 AM

Well done.

Good to see you back Brian.

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#9 posted 07-01-2012 03:09 AM

Great video and a simple jig that I’ll make tomorrow and give your sharpening technique a try. I’ve been doing it freehand and your jig should give more consistent results. Thanks for sharing.

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#10 posted 07-01-2012 05:28 AM

Great jig and video,Welcome back.

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#11 posted 07-01-2012 04:11 PM

That’s one of the most down to earth ways I’ve seen yet. Thanks Brian.

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#12 posted 07-02-2012 12:51 AM

Hey – Thanks everyone!

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#13 posted 07-02-2012 02:39 AM

So many different ways shown to do this on the web, but this seems to be the most straight forward. I am going to try in first of the week.


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#14 posted 07-03-2012 12:06 PM

I’ll give it a shot.
I also like the storage idea.

-- I'll be a woodworker when I grow up. HHHOPKS

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#15 posted 07-03-2012 12:27 PM

You got better shavings with that then i do with my smoothing planes …. thanks for sharing ill definately give it a shot.

-- Its not a crack, its a casting imperfection.

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