|Project by shipwright||posted 03-09-2015 04:24 AM||4017 views||26 times favorited||36 comments|
I’ve been too hard on my thumbs for too long and now using a card scraper is a literal pain. The answer, I’m hoping, at least partly lies in this new scraper plane that I made today from the design in Charles Hayward’s vintage book, “How to Make Woodwork Tools”.
I know it won’t do everything a that I can do with a card scraper but I’m sure it will be a help.
It is made from a chunk of a pepper tree that we removed from our yard a couple of years ago. The wood is very hard and tapped very well for the clamp screws and the adjusting screw. Glueing is with HHG and the blade is from Hock Tools.
Ergonomically, it is a joy to work with but I need to refine my burr turning skills for this beveled edge blade. It seems to be more finicky than the square edge of the card.
There is a blog with LOTS of pictures here.
-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/