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Scraper shaves my way
closer to the cave man…

Scrapers allow you to make finish like no other tool, it bring out the life of the wood, it show you the music.
The scraper shaves are just a way to hold the scrapers, no magic at the end.

This is a post from my blog: Scraper shaves my way , a blog that made me get deeper into understanding the soul of woodworking.
Or to others just a tutorial in how to make a scraper shave.

Fellow LJ’s like Karson inspired me to go there, and shopnotes magazines article was the base for my journey.
Thank you both.

Take a look at the blog if you are curious: http://lumberjocks.com/mafe/blog/23003 , but I warn it is a seven blogs way to go…

Pictures:
1. The eight scraper shaves.
2. An old mahogany table leg becomes a tool.
3. The shape starts to show.
4. The last oil.
5. Closer to perfection, but still a tool.
6. What a mess!

This became more than tools to me, thank you to all that followed the blog.

Hope it can be to some inspiration,

Best thoughts,

MaFe

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





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patron

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#1 posted 1173 days ago

i have no doubt that someday
someone will find some drawings
in an attic
and the newspapers will talk about
whether they are original mads drawings or fakes

and some young boy will look at a discarded newspaper
in the bus and wonder

and a new tool will be born
from that moment

keep up the good work
you are definitely an inspiration

we are fortunate to have you
and the spirit that drives you

thank you for the love

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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lanwater

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#2 posted 1173 days ago

Mafe, l always wonder were you get the energy and passion to turn wonderfull tool after tool…

As always, great work and tutorial.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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Jiri Parkman

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#3 posted 1173 days ago

Nice scrapers. Inspiring.

-- Jiri

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littlecope

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#4 posted 1173 days ago

The Soul of this woodworking is yours my Friend…
They look like they would be a real pleasure to use!!
Thank You for taking us along on your journey…

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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daltxguy

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#5 posted 1173 days ago

Nicely done Mafe. Nice to see the final result but I also enjoyed the blog. You made it look easy enough that I am inspired to make my own and own a genuine mafe imitation.

-- If you can't joint it, bead it!

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Maveric777

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#6 posted 1173 days ago

Those came out fantastic! Really enjoyed the blog leading up to this point…. Very cool!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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Bertha

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#7 posted 1173 days ago

A glorious thing to behold!

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

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fernandoindia

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#8 posted 1173 days ago

Great selection Mads !!

Thank you for the blog as well.

-- Back home. Fernando

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rayn

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#9 posted 1173 days ago

Great work…tools to treasure for years to come

-- Ray,Iowa

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58j35bonanza

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#10 posted 1173 days ago

I enjoyed reading the blog.
Great looking tools.
My next project will be your marking gage, I’m real excited about building it.

-- Chuck

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Norwegian_woodworker

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#11 posted 1172 days ago

Hei,
fint verktøy du lager. Hva slags stål bruker du? hvor mange grader sliper du stålet.
hilsen
Lars

-- Lars, woodworker from Norway.

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Bertha

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#12 posted 1172 days ago

I don’t know what Lars said but I think it translates, “goodness gracious, you make not one tool but eight” and some other stuff about beauty, art, etc. My Norway’s not so good these days:)

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

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Kent Shepherd

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#13 posted 1172 days ago

Fantastic journey

The end result is stunning!

Thanks

-- She thought I hung the moon--now she just thinks I did it wrong

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mafe

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#14 posted 1172 days ago

Hi guys,
I am riding low these last days a nerve stuck in my back has got me nailed to the bed now… Hope it is not a real prolapse as my doctor think. Now medicine and walking like a man of 90 that made a puu in his pants…
So all of your kind words truely warms my heart and falls in a place needed.
Kent, merci, thank you to have you with me.
Al, I laugh, and I will keep you in this belive.
Lars, Mange tak. Følg linket til bloggen og di vil få alle svarene. (Thank you a lot. Follow the link for the blog and you will get all the answers).
Chuck, I cant even understand that I who do all this to learn can be the one that inspires others, to me this is kind of a little miracle.
Ray, big smile here, and yes perhaps for years.
Fernando, always a pleasure with you.
Dan, thank you a lot my friend.
Steve, it’s even more easy than it looks! I really loved this project.
Mike, that was really sweet thank you, perhaps I put my soul in the wood… Imagine in generations if some one hold some of these tools I make and say, ‘wauuu these tools are so full of love’, that would be something.
Jiri, nothing I would like more.
Ian, I get energy from doing these projects, they keep my head busy, mo focus on the right spot, and all the wonderful comments here and the bonds we make is the reward that makes me take the extra time to photo and make blogs. To share with others is a priceless gift.
David, you guys are a part of that spirit that drives me, you have given me so much. And you David always with a word, a poem, a joy – all I can do is smile.
Best thoughts to all of you I have a pain in the back but smile as if it was christmas and I was eight years old,
Mads

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

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RGtools

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#15 posted 1172 days ago

Get well soon.

It’s very little wonder that you who is doing this to learn have been able to teach in the process, that is simply how knowledge works.

Keep doing what you do, your way, we would not have it any other way.

-- Make furniture that lasts as long as the tree - Ryan

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