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Scrapers for dressing holes

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Project by Dave Polaschek posted 04-23-2017 04:21 PM 530 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Two quick shop-made tools I made yesterday in order to make something else. When you have a blind hole, most drill bits won’t leave a smooth bottom in the hole. Sometimes this matters, as when you drilled the central hole in a chunk of wood to make salt & pepper shakers.

My solution was to take a piece of wood, shape it roughly to the right size, cut a kerf, slap in a piece of card scraper cut to approximately the right size, glue it all together and then touch it up on the bench grinder (one of the few power tools I use regularly), and there you are!

The shorter one is ¾” and made from a white oak scrap and the longer one with the nice handle is ⅝” and made from a poplar scrap. Used both of them already this morning.

-- Dave - Minneapolis





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Ron Aylor

1672 posts in 464 days


#1 posted 04-23-2017 08:33 PM

Necessity is the mother of invention … good job, Dave!

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

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Dave Polaschek

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#2 posted 04-23-2017 08:55 PM

Thanks, Ron. Yeah, necessity is a mother alright. ;)

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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NormG

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#3 posted 04-24-2017 11:12 PM

Very useful items to have available

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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