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Project by Dandog posted 03-10-2011 09:07 AM 2753 views 5 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I really wanted a scraper plane. I didn’t have the money to buy one. So I made this one. It has a stainless steel blade. There’s a piece of leather between the blade and the frog.The leather eliminated all chance of chatter. I dovetailed the handle in. The woods I used were Purple Heart for the bottom Jatoba on top of that. It has red Oak for the sides and the frog and the handles are walnut and Sequoia. It has a 3 1/2 inch wide blade.my prototype worked so well I wanted a wider one. I found the plans for one in my inlay book. It had a blade deflector this one works really well without one.

-- life an woodworking is one big experiment





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Dennisgrosen

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#1 posted 03-10-2011 09:47 AM

looking good , but how does you use it sorry to be on the negative side a little
but I canĀ“t find a mouthhole and the way the handles direction looks confusesing to me
I think you try to goof us …... LOL

take care
Dennis

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docholladay

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#2 posted 03-10-2011 11:47 AM

I’m sure that this is simply a case of “looks can be decieving”, but I’m like Dennis, where does the shaving go? I would like to see some different pics from other angles perhaps. However, the woodwork involved in making this tool looks impressive. I’d like to see it in action.

-- Hey, woodworking ain't brain surgery. Just do something and keep trying till you get it. Doc

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steliart

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#3 posted 03-10-2011 05:44 PM

It looks like a nice project but with bad pictures that do not complement your work

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions - http://www.steliart.com --

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Bob Kollman

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#4 posted 03-10-2011 06:37 PM

Nice work, I agree that you need to take some better pictures,
Your work really looks sweet.

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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Bertha

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#5 posted 03-10-2011 06:49 PM

It’s beatiful with an outstandingly enormous wedge. I’d worry about a leather frog pad but I’m a worrier by nature. It took me a full year & a lot of money to get my scraper off Ebay. Congratulations on this build!

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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Dandog

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#6 posted 03-11-2011 02:39 AM

I’m going to have to post some plans for the scraper plane for you guys that way you will get a better idea of how works. I did a blog on it.It has pictures showing the prototype scraping some re-sawn Purple Heart. I figured I’d show Purple Heart because it’s one of the harder woods. I built a second one because the first one works so well I wanted a wider blade.it’s quite a bit more challenging to build than a miniature chair or grease box. I could do that on my scroll saw.

-- life an woodworking is one big experiment

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