Oak handle for bowl scraper

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The woodworking portion of this project is the Oak Handle, I didn’t have a bowl scraper so I started looking online to purchase one and the cheapest I could find was $80 which I almost bought. I was in the shop last week trying to clean up and organize when I ran across some Buck Bros turning tools that came with my first Craigslist lathe. There was a 1” skew chisel that had bowl scraper written all over it so after a little grinding, drilling, turning and half of a $1.19 3/4” copper coupler I have myself a nice hefty bowl scraper that works superb.

I do apologize I know it’s more a tool than wood working but wood turning was involved plus I’m sure there’s a lot of turners out there that are money conscious like myself and this saved me at least $70 + dollars on the low end

As always thanks for looking and thanks for sharing your wonderful projects that keep us all inspired

Finish is Doctors Woodshop, walnut oil, carnauba wax and shellac wood turning finish topped with his walnut oil microcrystal paste wax (wow what a mouthful) but I have to say I have become a fan of his finishes and his friction polish does a nice job as well


-- Joe, Florida

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#1 posted 354 days ago

Fine looking tool Joe. Well done. A good way to utilize what was once tossed aside into something needed.

-- --Dave, Downers Grove, Il. When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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#2 posted 354 days ago

Nice work Joe.
That looks like it will serve beautifully.

-- Having fun...Eric

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#3 posted 354 days ago

Nicely done. I have just what I need to do the same and now I’m going to. In fact, I have several decent “starter” tools that I can give new lives. Thanks for showing the way.


-- Chuck, Cottage Grove, Oregon --

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#4 posted 354 days ago

Goodon’ya It is always a good feeling to recycle, reuse or otherwise improvise to meet needs. Excellent job and tool refurbishing certainly does belong here ! Thanks for the post !

-- If it smells good, eat it ! The pig caught under the fence is the one doing all thesquealing

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#5 posted 353 days ago

Looks gr8

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#6 posted 350 days ago

Great work on making own tool. Awesome blade and beautiful handle. I’m sure it will do the job very well.

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