Shop-made Cabinet Scraper Jointer

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Project by ChuckM posted 1354 days ago 2710 views 6 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have made a square jig to hold a file square to the scrapers for jointing. The blade for a cabinet scraper, however, is to be joined at 45 degrees instead of 90 degrees and so a new jig is needed. I cut a 45 degree-groove on a scrap and friction fitted a file into it.

You can buy a commercial jig to do 45 degree- and 90 degree- jointing, but if you have an hour or so, this is a simple project. Just make sure the slot is cut at 45 degrees as accurately as you can. Widen the slot incrementally to fit the file. If you want, you can cut a right angle slot on the other side for card scraper jointing.

This jig can be used to file anything, not just scraper blade, at 45 degrees accurately – e.g. you can use it to chamfer an edge.

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#1 posted 1354 days ago

Thank you for sharing : )

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#2 posted 1354 days ago

thank´s for the tip :-)


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#3 posted 1354 days ago

Neat idea. I use scrapers too, but mine are rounded. Not much flat on a violin!

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#4 posted 1354 days ago

I always like to see shopmade tools. Great.



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#5 posted 1353 days ago

Nice thing. Thanks.

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