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Scraper Plane #2: Hayward part two

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Blog entry by shipwright posted 03-09-2015 12:52 AM 2898 reads 7 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I’ll let the handle shaping pictures speak for themselves.

This one may not be for everyone, but I’m comfortable with it.

A little blade tune-up and a pass or two with the burnisher(also from Hock).....

... and you’ve got a scraper plane.

First impressions are that the plane itself is a fine design. It feels good in the hands and is easy to adjust and use. I was reasonably pleased with the cuts I made but it is clear that I have to learn a little more about turning a burr on a bevelled blade. I’ve only ever done it on a square edge and I think I likely need to be more careful on this more fragile edge. I just held the blade in my left hand and passed the burnisher over it with my right. That works fine for me with card scrapers but the cuts I got today show signs of an uneven burr. That will be easy to fix. .... :-)

Thanks for looking in.

Paul

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/



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mafe

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#1 posted 03-09-2015 01:23 AM

Wonderful Tool you made Paul.
I really find it a lot more beautiful that the metal once I have from Record and Stanley.
Look forward to see you Work with it.
Best thoughts,
Mads

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

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#2 posted 03-09-2015 01:53 AM

Paul thanks so much for posting this. I love my card scraper too, but it hurts to use if for very long. I’m going to make one of these. Great, great blog post.

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://geraldlhunsucker.com/

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#3 posted 03-09-2015 02:51 AM

Very nice work Paul, I also use a card scraper a lot. Does this design allow the blade to flex or is it held ridged ?

-- Tom D

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kiefer

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#4 posted 03-09-2015 03:05 AM

Nice tool and thanks for taking us along for the build .
Now I will take a look at the blade you used and I notice it is straight not curved is there a reason for this ?

Klaus

-- Kiefer https://www.youtube.com/user/woodkiefer1/videos

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#5 posted 03-09-2015 03:28 AM

Looks like an interesting and useful build. Thanks for posting it.

-- jstegall

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shipwright

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#6 posted 03-09-2015 03:54 AM

Thanks all.

Tom and Klaus, the blade is thicker than a card scraper and has a 45 degree bevel. Apparently scraper planes operate differently than card scrapers. I’m still in the learning stages but I can say the when working a flat surface , like the last photo, there are no “corner marks” like you get with a straight plane iron so I suspect that it may flex just enough to lift the outer edges. Read the write up in Hayward’s book and you’ll get an idea of how it works. (Pages 21 and 23)

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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rance

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#7 posted 03-09-2015 04:22 AM

A beautiful build Paul. I would expect no less from you though. Very nice. Can’t wait to see the completed piece. That is, after you add your logo. :P

I acquired a Veritas scraper plane(aka Bacon Saver) recently and was surprised to see the slant on your blade. I have a LOT to learn.

That Hayward book is a real treat.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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Joe Lyddon

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#8 posted 03-09-2015 04:28 AM

Very good, Paul!

COOL procedure… Nice scraper!

Thank you for posting them!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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kaerlighedsbamsen

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#9 posted 03-09-2015 10:06 AM

Great tool and a great writeup. As allways when you make a project it gives me the urge to go to the workshop and make something cool.
Cant seem to buy scaper blades in my cuntry. Do you think a thick card scaper could work as well?

Thanks for sharing!

-- "Do or Do not. There is no try." - Yoda

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kaerlighedsbamsen

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#10 posted 03-09-2015 11:17 AM

Spotted the toolemera.com site on your browser. Just spent the last hour reading Robou and others. Great! Had a lot of pleasure of reading this book on glue as well: http://www.toolemera.com/bkpdf/DoingTheGluingKeystone_secured.pdf

-- "Do or Do not. There is no try." - Yoda

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John Stegall

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#11 posted 03-09-2015 11:18 AM

The Hock blade is 3/32” thick which is about 2.4 mm. A scraper blade that thick or one made from an old saw blade should work fine Kaerlighedsbamsen.

-- jstegall

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#12 posted 03-09-2015 12:56 PM

Perfect execution, all the other work.

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#13 posted 03-09-2015 01:27 PM

A handsome tool Paul and every bit as good, or maybe even better than a store bought one.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#14 posted 03-10-2015 11:59 AM

Shaping up nicely. What kind of pencil is that you’re using?

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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shipwright

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#15 posted 03-10-2015 03:06 PM

Just a cheap mechanical pencil Roger.
They make a line as fine as I need and I don’t have to sharpen them.
If I need precision, which isn’t often. I use a marking knife.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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