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Project by dustyal posted 1281 days ago 1612 views 10 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are my versions of the scraper shapers we did in a Mason-Dixon Woodworker workshop. See Karson's work for background - save me some writing.

These are large round, small round, flat, and chamfer of maple and sapele and tung oil.

I may not ever use these much, but they were great fun to make in our weekend workshop.

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...





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mafe

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#1 posted 1281 days ago

Really nice, this will be on my to do list.
Best thoughts,
Mads

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

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#2 posted 1281 days ago

good looking scrapers :-)

thank´s for sharing them with us

take care
Dennis

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Vasko

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#3 posted 1281 days ago

I was talking to a friend today, and we were discussing how a scraper was just the thing I needed. Your post was perfect timing! It got me looking at past posts that you and Karson did on making scrapers – now I have a project to try. What kind of hardware did you use?
I wish we had something like your Mason-Dixon workshops here…your scrapers look great!

-- - Cindy, texture freak -

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#4 posted 1281 days ago

great work. Karson has some nice scrapers too!

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com

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#5 posted 1280 days ago

Al: A great looking finish to you shaves. We talked about you tonight and we wish you the best. Roger got the money for the two new members.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#6 posted 1280 days ago

@ Vasko: We had our blades custom made by a local metal fabricator, since for the group, we needed over 60 shaped blanks. The original plans call for cutting up regular 3×5 (?) card scrapers. They are not too hard to cut by scoring with file and bending back and forth. Grind to whatever shape you want, but don’t overheat to lose temper.

The other parts are just the two #10-32×1.5 flat head brass machine screws with round knurled nuts that you can get at a good hardware store.
This original plan source is ShopNotes No 112.

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

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Vasko

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#7 posted 1280 days ago

Thanks, Al. Now for the stupid question (I have to ask at least one a week – lol) Since I’ve never seen a scraper before – I’m really new at this – is the metal shaped to match the curve/chamfer of the maple, and so when making draws on the wood, the wood eventually matches the profile? Will any good steel work for the blades? Does the working edge need a burr? Sorry for all the questions…

-- - Cindy, texture freak -

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dustyal

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#8 posted 1279 days ago

Cindy, the answer to the first question is yes. The way we got the curves to match was to start with a radius cut in the blade, but we used an oscillating sander to sand the blade and wood together to form the match. Two things about that… one, the radius is not a “perfect size” and second, we ate up sandpaper spindles. I think I did final shaping of the V notch in blade and wood with a file.

Yes, the way to sharpen the shaper is to put a burr on the edge of the blade—use a burnish tool for that. There is a video somewhere on the internet as to how to sharpen. As to steel… you could cut up old cut off saw blades. Or, cut up inexpensive card scrapers. Tempered tool steel (hard) will work better than a untempered (soft) mild steel.

BTW: Questions are fine… that’s how I got started and continue…

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

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dustyal

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#9 posted 1279 days ago

Cindy, wait, I misspoke about the chamfer blade tool… it is not shaped. It is just a straight blade and set very shallow in use to ease an edge. Only the two round blades where worked to be shaped with the wood insert.

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

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#10 posted 1279 days ago

Thank you Al!

-- - Cindy, texture freak -

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mafe

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#11 posted 1188 days ago

Mine are made and I love them, thank you for inspirering.
Best thoughts,
Mads

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

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