Card scrapers from sawblade
make your own
Sometimes we need sizes that you cant buy, like here when I was making some spoons.
Also this is a chance to recycle an old saw blade and most of all to make some tools. ;-)
I had this saw blade in a scrap box for quite some time, not the ideal blade since the steel are quite hard, so an old saw would be better, the type of saw you can hand sharpen, but this did fine and was quite thin so it gives a good flex on the small scrapers.
First step was to draw the patterns for the scrapers wanted.
Here I copy two I have and make up the extra small type I need now, went for two sizes in one.
These will all go in my carving tools bag.
Roughly cut them out with a Dremmel tool.
Then shape them on a disc sander, a grinder will be fine also.
Just keep them cool so the tempering don’t get destroyed.
I sand the surface and then give them a bur so they cut instead of scrape.
They have all been in use now and they works just perfect, I especially love the little detail version.
Hope this post can inspire to make some scrapers when needed.
-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.