|Project by ChuckM||posted 08-03-2013 09:02 PM||2110 views||5 times favorited||3 comments|
Paul Sellers’ poor man’s burnisher is made from a nail set (last picture). If you don’t have a nail set to spare, check if you have a dull router bit lying around. You can make a burnisher from a worn-out router bit (e.g. a straight bit – the longer the shaft, the better) by attaching two handles (any scrap hardwood) to its ends with epoxy.
I learned about it after stumbling upon this at LV: http://www.leevalley.com/us/shopping/TechInfo.aspx?type=a&p=43980 (Leonard Lee is the founder and owner of LV, who is also the author of The Complete Guide to Sharpening). I used the shop-made burnisher in the past years to burnish my card scrapers and cabinet scraper blade until I got a Veritas burnisher as a gift.
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