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Project by Bertha posted 12-25-2011 09:29 PM 2346 views 0 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Upgraded from my Klein screwdriver, lol. Recommend Ron Hock’s burnisher highly; wait to need irons, as the minimum shipping is painful. Less than $20 and hard as diamonds. I’ve been using it without a handle for almost a month. Today was the day;)

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





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Brandon

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#1 posted 12-25-2011 09:52 PM

Beautiful work on the handle, al. I need to pick me up one of those guys. Did you name it Chester?
Merry Christmas

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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philip marcou

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#2 posted 12-25-2011 10:12 PM

Hey Al, which Rosewood is that? it does look like PNG Rosewood (Papa New Guinea) but I may be wrong.
PNG Rosewood is Pterocarpus Indicus.

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Sodabowski

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#3 posted 12-25-2011 10:30 PM

To me it looks like JPG Rosewood…

  • whistles * ;)

Very nice handle Al :)

BTW Philip, to my knowledge it’s “PapUa New Guinea”. Probably a mere typo, but wth.

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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Bertha

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#4 posted 12-25-2011 11:39 PM

Philip, you rascal, how’ve you been? Been a while and a Merry Xmas to you. Y’all are going to hate me for this, but the blank was a Woodcraft job. One of those grab and go things. I remember distinctly the label stripping off under the gouge. I recall the “rosewood” but not much else.
Soda, thanks for the nod, brother.
Brandon, merry Xmas to you and yours.
:)

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

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Don W

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#5 posted 12-26-2011 12:00 AM

If you get tired of it I’ll be glad to “hide it” in my shop. Very well done.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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Dave

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#6 posted 12-26-2011 01:16 AM

Very well done. And is that your back yard? Nice. The rosewood is indeed pretty. Now for a burnishing question. Why round and not oval or triangular?

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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Bertha

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#7 posted 12-26-2011 01:25 AM

Dave, that is my back yard and thank you! I need a Gravely or maybe Don will loan me one of his tractors, lol. I’ve been kind of a hack burnisher study for a while now. Having ruined all manner of scrapers, I’m of the distinct belief that a heavy, hard, round one does the best. I mean, let’s face it, it doesn’t have to be pretty; but why shouldn’t it be;) I like to clamp the scraper in a vise and true it up with a mill file. Coarse is fine by my accounts. While rounding the hook, you can just FEEL it. The FEEDBACK of a burnisher is why I even bothered making a pretty handle. It’s worth having one that you enjoy picking up;)

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

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Don W

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#8 posted 12-26-2011 01:40 AM

Just make sure its back by morning Al. You usually do well, but I do believe you out did yourself on this one. Now I need to upgrade from my knife steel. After seeing this I’d be embarrassed if it happened to get caught up in a picture with my new veritas!!

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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#9 posted 12-26-2011 07:30 AM

Beautiful handle turning !

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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lanwater

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#10 posted 12-26-2011 08:28 PM

That’s a beautifull yard you got Al.
The burnisher looks like a mighty canon guarding the yard in the third picture.

I have never used my scrapers yet. I am probably dreading the sharpening (just like my planes and chisels).
I pretty sure I will get there someday.

Thanks for sharing this burnisher with us The handle looks really nice.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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Grandpa

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#11 posted 12-27-2011 01:25 AM

I was taught to slightly bend the tang on a mill file and lay it on a work bench. Put the bent tang into the bench dog hold of the work bench. hold the scraper by the end and draw it down the file toward you. I feel that I have better control of the scraper than a file. I could be wrong but that is the way I feel and the way I was taught. Who knows? A thousand ways to skin a cat. We were taught to burnish by holding the scraper in the weak hand and stroking with the burnishing tool in the strong hand.

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Bertha

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#12 posted 12-27-2011 02:55 PM

Grandpa, that’s actually a terrific thought. I’m sure someone here’s made a jig to hold it perpendicular. I don’t think it takes much. Lanwater, you should break them out. You’ll never be the same;)

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

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mafe

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#13 posted 12-27-2011 10:43 PM

So cool Al.
I love it!
And the little logo on top – priceless.
Best of my thoughts,
Mads

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

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Bertha

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#14 posted 12-27-2011 10:58 PM

^Thanks, Mads! :)

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

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#15 posted 12-28-2011 12:11 AM

;-)

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

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