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Scraper shaves my way #2: Shape up the body

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Scraper shaves my way
Shape up the body


With my favorite Supersander I now get the chance to shape the handles, this is my favorite part.
I choose to go a little more organic than they usually look, this for two reasons; I like it and find it beautiful, and second I find these organic shapes wonderful for the hands to use.
I guess it could be called bone shaped.


After the details with smaller sander wheels.


Flattening the sole.


Also the small soles.


And here we are next step.
My God that was a clever way to say this…


An old saw blade or just a crappy one like this Stanley crap can be used for scrapers.


I had an extra scraper in the 0.8 mm thickness and since I do find these too heavy for hand use, I decided to slaughter it.


Marking up for scrapers using a square and a hard point metal marker.


Cutting halfway through with a Dremmel tool.


Then breaking the rest.


Easy like this!
Isn’t life just wonderful?


Sanding of the sharp edges.


And shaping the first scraper.


And for the 45 degree straight I sand it freehand.
All the scrapers need to have a 45 degree edge also the circular.
When you mount them in the scraper shaves you turn the blade so the bevel is pointing away from you, and the flat side are in your direction (If you like I draw the shave against you when you use it).


Wupti!!!


Here you see the 45 degree bevel on all of them.


I draw a circle on my worktable and fitted the sanding to it.


So time to shape the sole.
This is for the chamfer version.
I find the center and mark half the scraper thickness with a dot. Then make 45 degree lines that cross the point.
Like this we get a 90 degree meeting.


For the circular I used the scraper as layout to draw from.
Clever guy I am… lol.


Here the big one.


Big guys.


Small guys.
This makes me wonder if tools are he or she… Boats in my country are usually female, but tools…


Now I cut out for the blade holder.
But I advise you to do this first, even before you start shaping, only because you will have better support then when you do it.


Like so!


You get the picture?


I found out I had an extra blade from a Stanley 80 so I fitted this in the straight one, this is really wonderful thick.


Small once are cut also now.

Here is a link for my patterns in PDF format.
http://www.felding.net/image/pic/scrapershaves/shavepattern.pdf
Dont say I make it hard for you guys…

Here a link for a really simple scraper shave:
http://www.woodworkersinstitute.com/print.asp?p=1526

This is where we stop for today, let’s see if tomorrow bring another post.

I hope this could inspire others to make their own scraper shaves, I’m still having a wonderful time here,

Best thoughts,
MaFe

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.



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WayneC

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#1 posted 1183 days ago

Great progress. Thanks for posting. I have a few vintage shaves that I really like, perhaps I will try this when I am back in the shop working.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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whitedog

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#2 posted 1183 days ago

Great stuff… I need some of these . I hadn’t thought of using a saw blade. Can’t wait for the next in this series.

-- Paul , Calfornia

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Tim Dahn

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#3 posted 1183 days ago

Fun to watch Mads, I would be happy making just one but you? You have to make 8!

I see you have some aluminum t-slot in the pictures, I have a bunch of it too but can’t figure out what I’m going to do with it.

-- Good judgement comes from experience and experience comes from poor judgement.

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bigike

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#4 posted 1183 days ago

Nice I’m just getting into my cabinet scraper and my others spoke shaves.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com

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blackcherry

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#5 posted 1183 days ago

Just a wonderful blog Mafe, I have plenty of wood and scraper will have to put in that to do list…thanks for sharing as always, take care Blkcherry

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mafe

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#6 posted 1183 days ago

Just updated with pattern in PDF format, ready to print.
http://www.felding.net/image/pic/scrapershaves/shavepattern.pdf

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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RGtools

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#7 posted 1183 days ago

Nice, mine will come along a bit slower than yours.

-- Make furniture that lasts as long as the tree - Ryan

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lanwater

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#8 posted 1183 days ago

You describe itbetter than the magazine.
All these picture are a feat.

Thanks Mads.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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tdv

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#9 posted 1183 days ago

Lovely job Mads you are keeping very busy my friend
Best
Trevor

-- God created wood that we may create. Trevor East Yorkshire UK

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Sodabowski

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#10 posted 1183 days ago

And really self-explanatory :)

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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mafe

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#11 posted 1183 days ago

Hiopy doppy daaa,
Yes I have gone mad(s).
Thomas, my mouth is closed.
Trevor, I hope so!
Ian, yes my magazine should be a telephone book!
RG, yaba daba dooo!
MaFe, shut up they know!
blackcherry, yes if you have the scrapers then the rest is just fun work…
Ike, you are going to be a happy man.
Timbo, yes sorry I lost it, I got greedy ‘I want it all and I want it now’... So I have to work hard and get it. The aluminum profiles I have used for different purpose, I use it as a clap front for a work board (need a picture), I have build a router fence http://lumberjocks.com/projects/39655 , I’m planning a miter saw stand, and also a copy attachment for my lathe. These profiles are wonderful.
whitedog, and I was so slow to answer that the next blog is there now!
Wayne, I also love shaves, I have a bunch, I might show and tell after the blog…

Thank again for the comments and interest in my playing around with wood,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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mafe

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#12 posted 1183 days ago

Ohhh yes Timbo:
http://lumberjocks.com/projects/35059
Here is one more.

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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RGtools

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#13 posted 1182 days ago

LOL Mads. “grunt grunt, sniff sniff, discovers fire, planes wood”

-- Make furniture that lasts as long as the tree - Ryan

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moshel

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#14 posted 1178 days ago

say, the sander in the first picture, is it something you made?
I am looking for alternative to the soft pneumatic sanding attachments and this looks about right (is that foam in the middle layer?)

-- The woods are lovely, dark and deep, but I have promises to keep...

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mafe

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#15 posted 1178 days ago

Hi Moshel, the sander is called a Supersander and is something I bought from a Danish company. It is a brilliant sanding tool since it is quite flexible and can follow almost any curve. It is a hard plastic core (black), and then a soft foam (yellow) and then the sandpaper arround.
RG, ;-)
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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