Homemade, just like mom used to make

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Blog entry by marcb posted 05-22-2008 08:04 AM 847 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After the discussion in the forum about turning a saw into a scraper I had some time to give it a go.

I clamped the saw down in the small general purpose vise and pulled out the Dremel and cutting wheel. I was concerned about messing with the heat treat or messing up the steel in any other ways by over heating it during the cuts so I did them in a series of light passes. When done, I could handle the steel with my bare hands so I know I didn’t over heat it.

1st I cut the part away from the saw, then flipped it so the teath where pointing up and cut them away.

Scraper + saw body

After cutting the scraper away from the main body I took a coarse file and filed the sides flat, then switched to a fine single cut file and smoothed everything out.

A suggested article on sharpening scrapers is online at
I kinda winged it with my kitchen knife burnishing tool but I got encouraging results.

Scraper shavings

Plenty of metal left to make more!

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#1 posted 05-22-2008 11:37 AM

This is an interesting post. It looks like you have a winner here.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#2 posted 05-22-2008 12:10 PM

Sweet! Way to go.

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#3 posted 05-22-2008 03:21 PM

looks like it worked for you, I have the same project in mind.


-- It seem's I just make scrap wood and saw dust most of the time !

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#4 posted 05-22-2008 05:36 PM

Thanks for the post!

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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