|Project by Mike Metzger||posted 08-14-2014 02:39 PM||1227 views||5 times favorited||4 comments|
Over the past year or so i’ve acquired quite a few cabinet scrapers as i’ve tried to figure out how to use them and put a hook on them. I used to think it was the tools problem when i couldn’t get a good shaving with it, so i would buy a different one to try. Now that I’ve figured out how to hone them to get a nice clean shaving with it, i needed a place to store all the scrapers i have acquired.
This was a very easy project that only took about 30 minutes plus finishing time. I used a scrap piece of Baltic birch plywood for the base and banded it with a scrap piece of African mahogany. i cut the plywood just wider than the widest scraper i had which was around 7″. I then cut it to around 6″ deep so i could fit around 12 scrapers in it at every 1/2″. I then cut a dado in the bottom every 1/2″ to accept the scrapers. i used my thin kerf table saw blade to keep it as thin as possible. The dado is about 1/2″ deep. You could also use a thin circular saw blade for this to get the dado even thinner. Once i had the dados cut, i cut the outside banding with mitered corners and glued them on. I then cut 1/2″ blocks off a scrap piece of mahogany for feet.
I then applied three coats of a wiping varnish which consists of 1/3 BLO, 1/3 Mineral Spirits, 1/3 Poly.
-- Mike - woodworkingmansblues.com