|Project by Bram Couttouw||posted 02-20-2012 07:50 PM||2697 views||18 times favorited||18 comments|
Well, I guess I don’t need to explain what these are for. A couple months ago, I read the blogpost that Mafe wrote and I knew that I wanted those scraper shaves someday. I found those to be so beautiful that I had to make some.
So past weekend, I started to rough out some wood and give the scraper shaves their shape, following the drawing that Mafe made.
Mafe used brass bolts and knurled knobs, but I couldn’t find those, no matter where I went, there was no store that sold them. But instead of knurled knobs, I will make some knobs myself and thread them in the near future.
I made the scraper blades out of an old handsaw. The body’s are made out of jatoba (very nice wood, but also very hard and heavy), finished with linseedoil and a coat of beeswax.
This was a really fun project. It took me a weekend to make them and the best part is that they really work very well. It did involved 4 – 5 hours of handsanding, but they look beautiful, that’s importand also.