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Blog series by shipwright updated 03-09-2015 12:52 AM 2 parts 5765 reads 30 comments total

Part 1: Charles Hayward Scraper Plane Build

03-09-2015 12:43 AM by shipwright | 11 comments »

I love card scrapers and I use them a lot. Perhaps that is one of the reasons that I now have osteoarthritis in my right thumb. Bending a card scraper to make those beautiful little shavings is now a pain …. literally. The answer seems to be some sort of scraper holder or scraper plane and since I discovered Charles Hayward's great book in pdf format, I have often thought about the plane he describes. It uses a Stanley #80 scraper blade, a replacement for which can conveniently be bough...

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Part 2: Hayward part two

03-09-2015 12:52 AM by shipwright | 19 comments »

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...

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