Scraper Holder...less pain, more shave

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Project by ratchet posted 12-24-2010 04:35 AM 6160 views 55 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

As much as I like scraping instead of sanding, it was time to make a holder to ease the task (and stop the bleeding). I had off from work today (home alone) and decided that a scraper holder was possible.

Used scrap Pecan. A brass threaded insert permits the thunbscrew (or whatever its called) to bow the scraper. 4 Screws countersunk to hold the 2 sides of it together. The rounded top allows a comfy hold in a couple different positions. Finish to come later.

I really like the grain/inclusions on this one. Man that Pecan is hard stuff. I think it will outlast me.

Comments welcome.

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#1 posted 12-24-2010 04:38 AM

What a neat idea! Nice work and save the blood for the drives…

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#2 posted 12-24-2010 07:20 AM

Looks great…. but how does it feel? just wondering how well it works. Thinking of doing one for myself. That Pecan is beautiful wood.

-- Bob K. East Northport, NY

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#3 posted 12-24-2010 08:33 AM

great scraperholder with some beautyfull wood
thank´s for sharing it

Merry Chrismas

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#4 posted 12-24-2010 10:57 AM

Nice work, looks great.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#5 posted 12-24-2010 05:41 PM

Very nice idea. I need to make one of these. My scraper sometimes gets too hot to hold. This should solve the problem. Thanks for sharing.

-- Art | Bradenton, Florida

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#6 posted 12-24-2010 07:38 PM

This idea sure beats the gloves I’ve been wearing!


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#7 posted 12-25-2010 01:21 AM

Good idea

-- Dreaming patterns

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#8 posted 12-25-2010 06:42 AM

Hey Ratchet,
Very user friendly and more control…good job.

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#9 posted 12-30-2010 02:46 PM

I like this Ratchet and I’d like to make one, but before I do, is there anything you would do different on it now that you’ve gotten some experience with it? Thanks for posting.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#10 posted 12-30-2010 03:49 PM

Thank you all for the kind words. This really is an easy project.
And it really works great. I can’t beleive that I’ve suffered so long using card scrapers with bare hands.\

Stefang. I am probably going to unscrew the two halves and reshape the curve to more closely match what the scraper actually does when flexed. Might help, might not. I would also choose a nicer looking brass knurled knob instead of the wing nut version you see here. But the wing nut screw already on hand so free was chosen in this case over style.

As advice do not glue the 2 halves together in case you need to seperate them. The screws hold the 2 halves together fine.

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#11 posted 12-31-2010 12:03 AM

  • adds to faves and to-do list *

-- Thomas - Pondering the inclusion of woodworking into physics and chemistry classes...

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#12 posted 01-09-2011 07:18 PM

Just found this. Great idea, I need to make one for my tiered hands.

-- Karen - a little bit of stupid goes a long way

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#13 posted 01-10-2011 05:41 PM

Very ingenious, looks practical and sturdy, these types of additions to your tools must greatly increase your efficiency in producing such fine work that I have seen you do, thank you for sharing and helping with the overall knowledge and inspiration of all of us here on the site

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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#14 posted 01-23-2011 08:39 PM

Great project. Nice design

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#15 posted 06-07-2011 02:17 AM

I’ve made a couple of these, but just used a block of wood instead of the screw. Do you use the screw for adjustment, or just to create the curve?

-- Master hand plane hoarder. -

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