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Hope Chest for Daughter #2 #11: How I prep card scrapers.

10-23-2016 11:37 PM by Mainiac Matt | 2 comments »

I make no claim to be a “real” galoot with the card scraper, but this process to renew the burr has worked for me. After a lot of use, the burr will get mangled and need to be created afresh. I start by setting up the scraper in a make shift jig using the bench vise and a couple scrap blocks of identical thickness. I set the scraper just above the blocks using a feeler gauge to get uniform height exposed. Then I file the old burr off with a mill file, using the jig to keep the file square. Then I go to the granite surface plate and stone out the rough filed surface, using the side face to keep the stone square (note: I keep the granite plate set up for scary sharp s...

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