|Project by JasonD||posted 04-04-2011 01:02 AM||3016 views||10 times favorited||14 comments|
I’ve got a bunch of small pieces of red oak and hard maple scrap from past projects and I’m always looking for little projects to use them. I was flipping through an old issue of ShopNotes and found a cool little project: scraper shaves.
It didn’t take long to make and it was a lot of fun. The only thing I did differently from the article was to use a backsaw and coping saw instead of table saw and bandsaw to make the major cuts. The rest of the shaping was done with a paring chisel, spokeshave, rasp, and file.
The blade was cut from an old handsaw blade. I smoothed the blade progressing through 3 waterstones (220, 1000, and 8000); then, shaped a 45-deg bevel on one side using a file. I cleaned up and polished the bevel on my waterstones and finally formed a burr on the edge with a burnisher.