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Scraper shaves my way #4: Open the mouth...

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Scraper shaves my way
open the mouth…

Part four of the tour!

Even the title sounds scary; do not fear this has nothing to do with dentists!


So here we are it really starts to look like tools.
And wouuu do I love that!


I had a bad surprise again due to my lack of planning…
The irons were too wide on the little shaves.
But this is not a problem, just a grinding task.


So back to the disc sander.


Remember to dip all the time, so you do not burn it.
(If you burn the steel it los it hardness).


Now all irons are fitted, and it’s time to taste some good tobacco.


Open the mouth is not only the word of the dentist!
Draw a line app 3 mm in from each side, this will be where the mouth opening will be.
In this way the blade will be held by the mouth piece.


Now draw the line on the inside of the mouth.


And make a line app half the thickness of the mouth piece from line to line on the top of it.
This is what you see in the shade here (sorry).
On the bottom you will need no line since the cut will be tilted so it makes a wedge shape starting at app 3 mm and ending at zero for the two circular and the chamfer types. For the straight one 3 mm on top and ending app at 1 mm.
If this sounds complex look down six photos where you see the mouth finished.


Cut with a knife the lines, in this way you don’t get tear out when you saw.


Now saw the cut, stay on the inside of the knife cuts.


It is fantastic yes?
Two cuts!


Now cut the line between the cuts with your marking knife or awl.
Pa I think about you each time I do, thank you for this wonderful knife.


Then cut out the ‘wedge’ with a dead sharp chisel.
I use a old English chisel that I like, and that I have rebuild to the purpose with a short handle so it’s resting in my hand. While I do so I dream of the Ashley Iles chisels.


Here we are!
Mouth open.


Back in business.


Look at that.


And here you see the mouth is still closed at the bottom, but this will chance when we cut the function into the scraper shave later, do not worry.


Here with the straight blade.
And yes it is shavings you see – it works!


Here the mouth opened, I think I opened it a little too much, just a little so fine.


To cut the shape into the body I use the blades as a drawing guide in this way it should fit if I cut right.


Like so.


Transferee the lines to the sole so you have guides when shaping.


And yes on the back.


You get the picture?


For the chamfer I made a line in the center of the front.
Then a dot at the middle of this line.


Now 45 degree angle to each side from the line you make a line.


And transferee them to the sole.


And the back!


Ok I will show you a shave, since I know all love this!
Here with the straight shave.


Back to the chamfer.
With the marking knife cut the lines.


Now saw on the inside of the line holding the saw 45 degrees sideways.


And the other side – quite logically yes?


And we have a chamfer sole.
You can see why we did not need to open the mouth at the sole here, this happens when we cut into the plane body.

I will try and make one more blog today since I have the photo .

_I hope you are still having fun even I’m slow… But most of all that I keep you hooked and full of inspiration here.

Best thoughts,
MaFe

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



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Jamie Speirs

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#1 posted 1203 days ago

They are great Mads
I like the contrast
I think I may make some

jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Jamie Speirs

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#2 posted 1203 days ago

Better still get you to come to Scotland. :)

jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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mafe

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#3 posted 1203 days ago

Jamie I would love to come and visit you.
But the budget is not there just now, had the money but used them on English tools!
What was the name of the nearest big city to where you live, I will check the prices.
Thank you my friend,
Mads

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

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Sodabowski

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#4 posted 1203 days ago

I’m in awe, this series is so good, like floating in a dream :)
You’re slowly giving me the bug to build a few myself too, as if it weren’t enough with the wooden plane :D

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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mafe

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#5 posted 1203 days ago

Thomas you have the source for the brass bolts and the scraper irons, I can give you some wood next time I’m in Paris if that is what you need.
Best thoughts from Copenhagen to Paris,
Mads

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

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patron

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#6 posted 1203 days ago

what joy !

you are the
“LUMBERJOCK AMBASSADOR’

now for a small jet
a world tour and a honeymoon with caroline

you are welcome here
and will love tacos
and DOS XX beer

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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hairy

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#7 posted 1203 days ago

I like this! Thanks. I also like the clamping table you have to work on. Did you build it? That looks very handy. Thanks!

-- the last of Barret's Privateers...

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mafe

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#8 posted 1202 days ago

Hi iaaaaiooo,
Hairy, ;-) The table is a Festool MFT3 table, and it is really a amazing worktable. But dont think it’s big heavy workbench, it is a clamping dream, and it is combined with the plunge saw nothing less than brilliant. But if you want to handplane big planks build a good twin top workbench instead.
David, I love your comments. ‘LUMBERJOCK AMBASSADOR’ that was a sweet one. Perhaps one day they will make a plastic doll of me with a LJ sign tatoo on my shoulder. lol.
Yes I would love to take that world tour, to go and visit all LJ’s I know, that would be something. And to come and drink some of XX and eat Tacos with you, looking at that wonderful view from your house wauuuu!
Best thoughts and warm feelings here,
Mads

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

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stefang

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#9 posted 1201 days ago

If I follow your advice and open my mouth I will probably get into trouble as usual Mads! I will follow your advice though. Thanks for this wonderful blog series. I also love you marking knife.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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mafe

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#10 posted 1201 days ago

I laugh Mike!
Thank you.

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

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PaBull

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#11 posted 1173 days ago

I saw that marking knife…...nice.
Pb.

-- rhykenologist and plant grower

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mafe

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#12 posted 1173 days ago

Yes I am sure you did! I love it!
Nice to see my fellow rhykenologist here.
How are you my friend?
Best thoughts,
Mads

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

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PaBull

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#13 posted 1172 days ago

Thanks, nice to take a break and see what i have been missing.

You are just amazing, the way you are whipping out these tools. Not only that, but dragging everybody along in all the excitement and teaching everybody and their cat how to build them from left over, rejected furniture and old tool steel. This along with your ability to write these in Danish fable style. You are the salt to this site.

I am well. I just do not have enough time in the days to do what I need or even want to do. But I am doing.
Thanks for asking.

Pb.

-- rhykenologist and plant grower

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rance

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#14 posted 1172 days ago

Mads, I saw those and immediately thought of Brian Boggs. Those look just like his. I’m sure I just made a fool of myself. His are probably other kinds of cutters than scrapers. Those really look nice. I too love the contrast. I might attempt one of these sooner but I read too many “Open your mouth” parts and got scared. It could happen though. One day.

Favorited!

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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mafe

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#15 posted 1172 days ago

Hi,
Pb, Thank you, that was really sweet words and with a grain of salt even! I hope life will bring you some moments in the shop, or at least some moments of peace and time.
Rance, I just visited Brian Boggs site, interesting guy, nice stuff. I think it must be the Lie Nielsen scrapers you think of since he have a picture of those, yes it is same kind of tool, but I don’t think the design is really in family but I understand why you find them in family.
Best thoughts,
Mads

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

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