|Project by ChuckM||posted 12-12-2010 12:42 AM||3000 views||6 times favorited||5 comments|
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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