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Project by kaerlighedsbamsen posted 07-03-2015 07:34 PM 3072 views 11 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

For this table i recently finished i had some trouble with the kiln dryed ash tearing out. After a chat with MaFe i could see that the only solution was a scraper plane. Searching LJ i found a super thorough blog by Shipwright describing a wooden scraper plane made after an old book awailable online. Perfect! Made from ash with a blade made from an old circular saw blade. Cuts lovely shavings in even the most horrible grain and is a pleasure to hold and use. Had a bit of worry if the blade woud be hard enough but it keeps an edge for quite long. Took some trial and error to get the burr right though.

This got me going and in a short while i had made myself a straightedge from elm, 2 squares and a centerfinder from ash and a new body for an old rabbet plane in ebonized oak.

This made for some joyfull evenings inthe shop. Will for sure make more tools in the future.


Let me know what you think!


Edit 2-8-15: Just found this video by Samuel Mamias showing an alternative method of making a wooden scraper plane.

-- "Do or Do not. There is no try." - Yoda





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SPalm

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#1 posted 07-03-2015 07:47 PM

Nice.
I had forgotten that I told myself to make scraper plane. Thanks for the reminder. It looks great.

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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kaerlighedsbamsen

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#2 posted 07-03-2015 07:54 PM

Thanks Steve!
It is quite easy to make and works well. Make one and you will be proud!

-- "Do or Do not. There is no try." - Yoda

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#3 posted 07-03-2015 09:35 PM

Excellent scraper KB and it looks like it works perfectly.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Jim Jakosh

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#4 posted 07-03-2015 10:57 PM

Very nice hand made tools! Thanks for sharing!!!!!!
cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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shipwright

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#5 posted 07-04-2015 12:14 AM

Nice job on these. I’m glad to be of some help on the scraper plane although Hayward gets the credit for the great description. The blades do take a little practice to get the bur just right but they are great once you get the knack.

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese! http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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Tim

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#6 posted 07-04-2015 12:36 AM

Very nicely done, I like the scraper and rabbet planes a lot. And you say circular saw blades are soft enough to turn a burr on? Very nice, thanks for the idea.

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kiefer

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#7 posted 07-04-2015 01:16 AM

Nice set of shop made tools .
Glad to see you found some good help and inspiration .

Klaus

-- Kiefer https://www.youtube.com/user/woodkiefer1/videos

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kaerlighedsbamsen

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#8 posted 07-04-2015 06:44 AM

@Jim: Thank you. Are pretty satisfied with them. Perhaps you are going to have a go yourself?

@Paul: Thanks. Altered the design a bit on the handles etc. Have afterwards learned that the mouth shuld have been opened up at a greater angle. As it is now shavings can get trapped a bit. But no big deal. Have you found any good tricks regarding setting the burr?

@Tim: Yes, surprizingly so. I´d say same hardness as a hand saw plate; just barely possible to file comfortably. Have a go for yourself!

@Klaus: Thanks. Inspiration is what being here on LJ is all about. And there is so much of it!

-- "Do or Do not. There is no try." - Yoda

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Bud_3

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#9 posted 07-04-2015 09:35 AM

First time when i choose tools as favorites so congratulations!

-- Personality and character of a man is like wood,must polish it to shine...

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Kaleb the Swede

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#10 posted 07-04-2015 02:40 PM

Very nice work! Love the rebate plane. These are definitely a little cheaper than buying them all, but much nicer!

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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shipwright

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#11 posted 07-04-2015 03:03 PM

Try this reference for sharpening technique.
http://www.woodworking.org/WC/Channels/scraper.html

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese! http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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madts

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#12 posted 07-04-2015 03:58 PM

I too like to use ash, and yes it is very hard to finish. Now I will have to make a scraper plane.
Nice tools Bamse.

Madts.

-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.

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kaerlighedsbamsen

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#13 posted 07-04-2015 08:51 PM

@Bud: I’m glad to have made a favorite of yours!

@Kaleb: Thanks a lot. Cheaper and nicer yes- but most importantly- more fun and educational!

@Paul: Great writeup. Informative and humorous. Enjoyed the reading!

@Madts: Hopthat you will makeone. Its super fun and you will be proud.

-- "Do or Do not. There is no try." - Yoda

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Isra

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#14 posted 07-04-2015 09:53 PM

Great Job. Thnaks for sharing.
Isra.

-- Isra, Salcedillo (Cantabria), http://www.lacabraenlaescalera.com

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No Name

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#15 posted 07-04-2015 10:49 PM

Beautiful tools!

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