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I needed a scraper.
And I had an old Backsaw.

1. Cut of the teeth.
2. Cut it in shape.
3. Giving it a burr.
4. And start scrapping a piece of Missanda (tali) wood.
5. Look at all that nice angelhair.
6. Before and after the scraping.

Hope I give you a cheap idea.

Houtje





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mafe

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#1 posted 1382 days ago

Thank you my friend.
Yes this is a exelent way to get cheap scrapers.
Now you just need to make in convex and concave, and then small and big… Smile!
How did you cut it in shape?
Best thoughts,
Mads

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

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docholladay

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#2 posted 1382 days ago

Old saw blades are a great source for material for DIY card scrapers. Good job on this one. As Mads has stated, now make a bunch of them in different shapes and sizes. I am always looking at flea markets for old saws just for this purpose. One other use of an old saw blade is to use it to make a thin parting tool for use on the lathe and you can fabricate blades for marking knives from them as well. Just a couple of ideas.

-- Hey, woodworking ain't brain surgery. Just do something and keep trying till you get it. Doc

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Houtje

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#3 posted 1382 days ago

Mads, i have a guillotine shears on school.
Yep I did make small and big scrapers. There was enough sawblade left.

Houtje

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Houtje

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#4 posted 1382 days ago

Docholladay,
Thanks for your tips!
I also look on flea markets for old tools and see if I can use them for something else.

Houtje

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Kate

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#5 posted 1382 days ago

cheap? maybe.
creative & resourceful? definitely.

-- Kate, http://www.wooden-box-maker.com

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Rob W

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#6 posted 1382 days ago

Good idea. I made one out of a drywall knife.

-- Rob — I've cut it off twice and it's still too short!, http://www.witzkewood.com

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helluvawreck

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#7 posted 1382 days ago

Good steel is all over the place. In addition to making scrapers here’s a couple of books that will give you some ideas about making all sorts of tools.

Alexander Weygers’ The Making of Tools

Alexander Weygers’ The Complete Modern Blacksmith

Alexander Weygers was a remarkable man and shows you how to make all sorts of tools in a budget metworking shop.

Alexander Weygers was an artist and made most of his own tools and worked in wood and stone.

-- 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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Houtje

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#8 posted 1382 days ago

Helluvawreck,Thanks

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Dennisgrosen

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#9 posted 1381 days ago

thank´s for sharing :-)

here is a cupple more books if you are interresstead in them

Tool-making Projects for Joinery and Woodworking
author Steve A. Olesin
there is no real blacksmithing in it but is a good book

Make your own woodworking tools
Author Mike Burton

Making and Modifying Woodworkin Tools
Author Jim Kingshott

the last two has a lot iron work in them
hope it cuold help you

take care
Dennis

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Houtje

299 posts in 1573 days


#10 posted 1381 days ago

Dennis,
Also you thanks…

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Sodabowski

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#11 posted 1381 days ago

Cheap scraper and very effective, I did that too with a rusty old backsaw. You can also cut strips of the blade with the teeth, bend them at the tip and attach them to a handle to make plaster carving tools (I made a few of such for my father two years ago and they worked better than his commercial tools).
That’s what I love most about this site, sharing cheap but effective ideas :)

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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Rick

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#12 posted 1381 days ago

Nice.

-- COMMON SENSE Is Like Deodorant. The People Who need It Most, Never Use It.

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mcoyfrog

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#13 posted 1378 days ago

Very cool, Been wanting to try this myself for awhile now..

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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NBeener

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#14 posted 1378 days ago

What a cool idea. Never would have thought of it.

And—whether it was your intention or not—a very simple way to recycle :-)

-- -- Neil

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lilredweldingrod

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#15 posted 1349 days ago

I was just given three old rusty hand saws with broken totes. Now I know what to do with them. Thanks for the ideas.

Now all I need to know is what sizes to cut for the rough out size.

Any suggestions?

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