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Someone asked me to post this video on this site, so here we go. It is my idea of how to sharpen a cabinet scraper. If I am all wet, please let me know.
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#1 posted 06-13-2008 07:40 PM
Thanks for this blog Skip. Well Done!
-- Larry "Work like a Captain but Play like a Pirate!"
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#2 posted 06-13-2008 11:27 PM
Good clear description. Thanks for the video.
-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2
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#3 posted 06-14-2008 12:40 AM
Nice video and instruction. I like the tip on honing with some wet/dry sand paper. I’ve generally honed my scraper with a water stone after every few of turns of a new burr. I’ll have to give the sand paper method a try!
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#4 posted 06-14-2008 12:56 AM
Another great video THANKS!!!!!
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#5 posted 06-14-2008 08:54 AM
Great video, thanks for sharing it with us!
The only difference between what you did and what I was taught is that after squaring the edge, I put the scraper down flat on the bench and run the burnisher over the scraper a few times, holding it level (I rub some oil on the scraper first). What this does is it makes “bat ears” on both sides of the scraper – a burr that is parallel to the flat face. Then I put the scraper in the vise and push those bat ears down by running the burnisher over it at a 5-degree or 10-degree angle (just enough so that I don’t hit the other bat ear).
Your way is much quicker, and looks like it does the trick just fine. I think the way I was taught makes bigger burrs for scraping, but takes longer to do. In the end, maybe it’s the same difference as to time invested.
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#6 posted 06-14-2008 11:51 AM
This is a nice video. I have tended to struggle with getting a good edge on my scrapers. But I will try your process and see if it improves my technique.
You produced an informative video that is clear and easy to follow.
-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine
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#7 posted 06-14-2008 02:38 PM
I have just started using a scraper and when I am able to get my scraper sharpened just right, it is a great tool.
Your video is informative and gives me some ideas of how I might improve my sharpening. I find watching a video along with the narrative fits my learning style.
Thanks for your effort in producing the video and sharing your methods.
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#8 posted 06-14-2008 04:51 PM
Thanks for the post
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#9 posted 06-14-2008 05:12 PM
Cabinet scrapers are great. Thanks for the quick tune-up and sharpening instructions.
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#10 posted 06-16-2008 01:44 AM
great video skip, i’ve been having a bit of trouble sharpening card scrapers so i think that i might try this sharpening technique out. thanks for the post!
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#11 posted 06-17-2008 01:32 AM
Excellent blog Skip. Thanks for sharing. do you have any tips for a curved & goose neck scraper?.
-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python
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#12 posted 06-23-2008 07:21 PM
Thanks skip, with a thousand gadgets on the market to do that work, I’m trying your method. Great video and clear details. I want to use a scraper more but the one I have is dull – so I’m off to the shop to try this out as soon as I get the chance!
-- God bless! Freddo (Northern - NJ) Our Creator designed us to create - so use WOOD!
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#13 posted 06-28-2008 02:53 AM
good video thank you AL
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#14 posted 07-28-2008 02:20 AM
Skip great video on a tool that is many times ignored. Nice job.
-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia firstname.lastname@example.org †
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#15 posted 08-09-2008 01:45 AM
Good demo,thanks—-makes the process look easy. Now for me to sharpen my scrapers
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