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Further procrastination on my Hepplewhite Stand has led me to build this little scraper plane. It is based on a design found in ShopNotes Issue 27. This one is made of poplar with maple handles from some old carving tools.
 

 
Once burnished the SHOP FOX® card scraper produces some nice shavings.
 

 
... and to help with that I threw together this little burnishing jig. It has a slot at the bottom to fit a file for jointing the card …
 

 
... and then three angled holes for the burnisher; 15°, 30°, and 90°.
 

 
Thanks for looking!
 

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself.





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mafe

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#1 posted 01-11-2017 12:38 AM

Lovely work.
Really a fine tool you have made there.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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Ron Aylor

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#2 posted 01-11-2017 12:59 AM

 
Thanks, Mads! I just realized that I did not show the bottom … so …
 

 
I was going to fill the gap, but once I got the bottom flat I decided to leave it alone …
 

 
Beside, when you zoom out it’s not that bad … LOL!
 

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself.

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#3 posted 01-11-2017 01:16 AM

Very nice!

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#4 posted 01-11-2017 01:39 AM

Very nicely don Ron!

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#5 posted 01-11-2017 01:41 AM

sweet. that’s elegant work.

-- From such crooked wood as that which man is made of, nothing straight can be fashioned. Immanuel Kant

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#6 posted 01-11-2017 01:57 AM

Well done—beats any plane I have by a mile.

-- just rjR

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Ron Aylor

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#7 posted 01-11-2017 01:58 AM

Dan, oldrivers, balidoug, and ralbuck ... THANKS! I just love making my own tools … with all the pieces coming together and the tool doing what it was intended to do … at the cost of a few scraps and little time … can be quite cathartic.

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself.

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#8 posted 01-11-2017 11:39 AM

It’s the smallest I’ve ever seen, nice work.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Ron Aylor

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#9 posted 01-11-2017 12:32 PM

Ivan, it definitely is a little one … with 1/2” stock it measures 2-3/4” x 4-3/4” and stands 2-1/8” tall. The handles project just about 3”.

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself.

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#10 posted 01-11-2017 12:37 PM

Now this is sexy Ron! I’ve tossed around the idea of making something similar since I can’t justify the cost of an old Stanley. Could just be the pics but it looks like it’s pitched a little lower than the 12-1/2? What angle is the scraper bedded? Did you just roll a burr on both sides or did you hone an angle and roll the burr in one direction?

Slick little jig too! I have a similar one for jointing scrapers and saws but it doesn’t have any guides for burnishing and it ain’t nearly as pretty ;-)

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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Ron Aylor

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#11 posted 01-11-2017 12:53 PM



Now this is sexy Ron! I ve tossed around the idea of making something similar since I can t justify the cost of an old Stanley. Could just be the pics but it looks like it s pitched a little lower than the 12-1/2? What angle is the scraper bedded? Did you just roll a burr on both sides or did you hone an angle and roll the burr in one direction?

Slick little jig too! I have a similar one for jointing scrapers and saws but it doesn t have any guides for burnishing and it ain t nearly as pretty ;-)

- HokieKen

Thanks, Kenny! It’s not just the photo …the scraper is bedded at 45° … the burr is honed and rolled on just one side, in the direction of travel … intended to be pushed.

I have a similar jig for jointing my saws … it has an old triangular file embedded along the length … thanks, again!

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself.

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#12 posted 01-11-2017 01:21 PM

Thanks Ron. Favorited it for the next time I get the itch to take a shot at making one. Maybe having one to copy will give me that extra “nudge”. I will be curious what changes you’d make after you have some time with it in use so please update in a month or 2!

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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Ron Aylor

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#13 posted 01-11-2017 01:26 PM



Thanks Ron. Favorited it for the next time I get the itch to take a shot at making one. Maybe having one to copy will give me that extra “nudge”. I will be curious what changes you d make after you have some time with it in use so please update in a month or 2!

- HokieKen

Thanks, Kenny … I don’t foresee any changes, but will do. Are you seeing something that perhaps I’m not? If so, do tell.

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself.

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#14 posted 01-11-2017 01:41 PM



Thanks, Kenny … I don t foresee any changes, but will do. Are you seeing something that perhaps I m not? If so, do tell.

- Ron Aylor

No not at all Ron. I just know that when I make tools, I rarely get them just right on the first shot. Of course that’s probably just me… ;-)

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#15 posted 01-11-2017 02:24 PM

Thanks, Kenny … I don t foresee any changes, but will do. Are you seeing something that perhaps I m not? If so, do tell.

- Ron Aylor

No not at all Ron. I just know that when I make tools, I rarely get them just right on the first shot. Of course that s probably just me… ;-)

- HokieKen

Oh, okay … thanks! In its simplicity this little guy is what it is … I guess if I make another one (after throwing it against the wall if it gouges my Ambrosia maple) I’ll be more precise in cutting the throat bevel and not have such an ugly gap!

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself.

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