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Hi LJ!

I always believed that burnishing tools are overpriced so I made one for myself for just 3$ metal HSS steel rod and some scrap wood. The burnisher is an indispensable tool to create the hook on a scraper that will provide a crisp surface on your wood piece. So I encourage you to see the creating process of this homemade tool. Enjoy!

Leave your comments and questions. I’ll be pleased to answer all of them.

YouTube Channel link: https://www.youtube.com/c/woodworkingbarcelona

Regards to the community!





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ralbuck

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#1 posted 09-12-2017 04:57 PM

Neat and an interesting video too.

Even the lead-in ad to the video is interesting!

-- SAWDUST is THERAPY without a couch! just rjR

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ww_bcn

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#2 posted 09-12-2017 05:13 PM

Thank you mate!

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moke

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#3 posted 09-12-2017 05:24 PM

Very good!

Mike

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Ocelot

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#4 posted 09-12-2017 06:44 PM

I was going to make one of those – orderd a “solid carbide’ bit – hoping to use the shank, but it turns out the shank (at least the exposed part) is not carbide. I picked up a burnisher on eBay.

Yours is cooler.

-Paul

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Mainiac Matt

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#5 posted 09-12-2017 07:56 PM

I made mine from a 1/4” carbide router bit with a long shank, after the tip chipped off and the handle from a cheep china screw driver that had rusted.

I like yours better, as it’s longer…. I’ll have to look into getting some drill rod.

-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!

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helluvawreck

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#6 posted 09-13-2017 03:13 PM

This is a nice shop made tool.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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SignWave

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#7 posted 09-13-2017 07:09 PM

Nice. Looks like a great tool, regardless of the price.

-- Barry, http://BarrysWorkshop.com/

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ww_bcn

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#8 posted 09-13-2017 07:17 PM



Very good!

Mike

- moke

Thanks Mike!


I was going to make one of those – orderd a “solid carbide bit – hoping to use the shank, but it turns out the shank (at least the exposed part) is not carbide. I picked up a burnisher on eBay.

Yours is cooler.

-Paul

- Ocelot

Next time you can try this. Really easy and cheap.


I made mine from a 1/4” carbide router bit with a long shank, after the tip chipped off and the handle from a cheep china screw driver that had rusted.

I like yours better, as it s longer…. I ll have to look into getting some drill rod.

- Mainiac Matt

Drill rod is also a good choice but you need to check if is hard enough to use it to work on tool steel.


This is a nice shop made tool.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

- helluvawreck

Thanks Charles!


Nice. Looks like a great tool, regardless of the price.

- SignWave

Thank you very much!

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