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Shop Skills #2: Card Scrapers the Video!

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Blog entry by Todd A. Clippinger posted 12-29-2008 03:43 AM 11084 reads 36 times favorited 54 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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It’s Finally Here!

I have completed my first feature woodworking video. This video shows how I sharpen my card scrapers.

It is a simple process and I kept the instruction simple with some close-up video action.

I hope this post goes smooth, it has taken me all day to figure out how to finish up the video and 3 attempts to get it online. So this is a pretty big moment.

I can work on polished video later but I have to start somewhere.

I hope that this video on sharpening cabinet scrapers or card scrapers (I use the term interchangeably) gives hope to those that have struggled with more complicated methods.

I hope to get feedback from everyone that tries this method.

Peace, Love, & Woodworking

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com



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Todd A. Clippinger

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#1 posted 12-29-2008 03:46 AM

Sorry guys-
I will be posting it smaller to fit the LJ format.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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#2 posted 12-29-2008 03:50 AM

Being inherently lazy, I’m going to give the simple square-edge scraper sharpening a try. If I don’t need to burnish the edge that’s one less step before I get back to work.

-- You're a unique and special person, just like everyone else.

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#3 posted 12-29-2008 03:59 AM

Nice job Todd. The video was wider than the viewing window in by browser. I saw all of the left and maybe 40% of the right side.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#4 posted 12-29-2008 04:08 AM

very, very nice Todd. I’ll have to try this out on my new LN’s. seems like it will work very nicely for where i use card scrapers.

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#5 posted 12-29-2008 04:08 AM

Nice video, simple and to the point. Good job.

-- robbi-Yadahooty!

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#6 posted 12-29-2008 04:13 AM

Karson – I am reloading it in a smaller format. Learning the video is all new to me so I am climbing a steep learning curve right now.

Any feedback is appreciated.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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#7 posted 12-29-2008 04:39 AM

Thanks Todd for taking the time and energy to produce this video. I really enjoyed the information and I have a couple of nearly unused scrapers ready to go. Your presentation looked polished to me and came across beatutifully in the video.

-- Greg, CT

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#8 posted 12-29-2008 04:39 AM

I like the “angel hair” term for such fine shavings. I will certainly give this a try.

Cheers,

-- Matthew Weatherly

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#9 posted 12-29-2008 04:41 AM

I hope to hear back from everybody that tries this method. I know of several people that have been frustrated with attempting to sharpen these scrapers.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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#10 posted 12-29-2008 04:45 AM

I got it in the proper format now.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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#11 posted 12-29-2008 05:08 AM

Very well done. Professional, personable and practical. Keep ‘em comin’ Todd.

-- Working at Woodworking http://www.VillageLaneFurniture.com

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#12 posted 12-29-2008 05:53 AM

About 4 hours ago I used Todd’s method on some red oak and it works great. I never used the scraper before because of being intimidated by the complicated sharpening instructions.

Thanks for the video Todd, and also thank you for pointing out that we do not have to spend a lot of money on expensive scrapers. Those of us on a fixed income appreciate that.

-- Bill - If I knew GRANDKIDS were so much fun I would have had them first.

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#13 posted 12-29-2008 05:56 AM

Bill – I am glad that it worked out for you. Thanks for the feedback. I think that you will find the card scraper to be invaluable in the shop.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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#14 posted 12-29-2008 06:03 AM

I also tried your method without the burnisher,works great

thanks

-- Martin, Gatineau, Québec

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#15 posted 12-29-2008 06:13 AM

Thanks Martin, I am glad it worked for you.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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