|Project by brianl||posted 09-04-2011 10:24 PM||1404 views||3 times favorited||5 comments|
For the past few months I’ve been playing around a lot with scrapers, beaders, scratch stocks, and whatnot. I got started when I read Kari's blog post on them. When Shannan came up to visit me a while back we even made some together. So, the creation of this baby was a bit fortuitous.
A couple of weeks ago I asked a question about cutting a circle by hand. In response to that question, RGTools mentioned using one of Mafe's projects: A scraper shave. While I disagree on the naming (I prefer Spokescraper) I thought it was a very handy way to hold a scraper. So, between friday night and saturday I grabbed some walnut and maple scrap I had laying around and built a little tool. Like most of my projects it’s completely done by hand.
The blade is cut from an old hunk-of-junk disston saw I bought on ebay for ninety-nine cents. I smoothed the corners with a file, then did a quick trip on an oilstone followed by a burnisher. As you can see it doesn’t do too badly.
The finish is two coats of tung oil (my preference for shop items) and a coat of clear paste wax applied with steel wool.
Now I guess I need to get started smoothing some circles!
-- Brian - Belmont, Massachusetts