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).
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.
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.
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.
Dont say I make it hard for you guys…
Here a link for a really simple scraper shave:
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,
-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.