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Starting the Journey #1: Crossing the Line

234 days ago by Tommy Evans | 5 comments »

I might have crossed a line today. I had picked up a Kunz #80 scraper for $7.50 and a Sargent 409 for $12 at an auction a couple of weeks ago. There was a real nice Stanley #5 but it sold for $65 and I do have one of those. I tried out the scraper yesterday after learning which was the front. Turns out I’m a puller, not a pusher. All it would do is make a tiny pile of sawdust from the left end of the blade. Figured today would be a good time to learn setting up the #80, so I reviewed Paul Sellers “Myths and Mysteries on Cabinet Scrapers” and also went thru my other saved links to card and cabinet scrapers. I went ahead and flattened the sole like a pla...

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