|Project by Karson||posted 02-06-2011 10:52 PM||4934 views||18 times favorited||27 comments|
This is from ShopNotes 112.
Our Mason Dixon Woodworkers had two workshops on the making of these Scraper Shaves. Our workshops were held on Feb 4 and another one on Feb 5, 2011. Since a good many of the members of our club are retired (You know 6 Sat, and 1 Sunday a week) We decided to hold two complete workshops. One of Friday and 1 on Sat. We had about 25 different people attend.
It was the best attended workshop that we’ve held. The shop had around 14 people each day and it was starting to get crowded, but, it was well received and everyone had fun.
The wood for the handles was cut by Ed Nock and the blades were cut from Untempered Tool Steel by Miller Metals in Bridgeville DE. They had a CAD Laser cutting tool that cut out the blades for us. We had a tour of their facility about 2 weeks ago and an impressive setup.
They have the metal delivered one day, cut it the next and deliver it to the customer on the third day. No inventory, no storage, truly just in time. No separate quality control experts, just the machine operators.
The workshop was set up to make one scraper shave with a flat blade. The cost was $25.00 if you wanted to make an additional one then they were $10.00 each. There were patters for 4 different profiles. A flat, chamfer, small curve and larger curve.
I made all four, One with the supplied wood of Tiger Maple and the other three were with my own wood, Persimmon. I used Goncalo Alves for the insert on the two curved scrapers and with Indonesian Rosewood on the two straight bladed scrapers.
DustyAl, Ed Nock and myself were the LumberJocks who attended.
I used poser sanders to get the regular profile and then 6 hours of hand sanding to smooth up all of the rough edges.
They were sanded to 320 grit and I used a new finish Bush Oil. It was a Christmas Present from my son-in-law. I saw the Bush Oil also being sold at the Woodworker Shows. It did a breat job.
Al Thanks for reminding me. Thanks to Pat Lemely for the use of his shop for the workshop and Thanks to Ed Nock for doing all of the preparatory work and leading our workshop.
-- 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 email@example.com †