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Forum topic by Karda posted 07-11-2017 09:05 PM 735 views 0 times favorited 15 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Karda

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07-11-2017 09:05 PM

Hi, I found this scraper on ebay, looks good to me but could you tell if it looks like it a decent tool thanks Mike

http://www.ebay.com/itm/LONG-HANDLE-1-1-2-LEFT-BOWL-SCRAPER-FINISHER-WOOD-TURNING-LATHE-TOOL-UNSIGNED/192238148854?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649


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#1 posted 07-11-2017 09:40 PM

It doesn’t look like HSS, may not even be tool steel and looks shop made.
For me I would go with the known 1.5” wide PSI scraper for $7-10 more.

-- We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them. Albert Einstein

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#2 posted 07-11-2017 10:00 PM

ok thanks

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#3 posted 07-11-2017 11:11 PM

Looks like something that could get you hurt. Imo

-- Steve, SW Louisiana

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#4 posted 07-11-2017 11:22 PM

yea I thought the tang is to exposed I was going to re handle it, any other issues I missed

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#5 posted 07-12-2017 01:58 AM

Somebody bought a poke in the weeds. That thing looks dangerous.

-- When I was a kid I wanted to be older . . . . . this CRAP is not what I expected !

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#6 posted 07-12-2017 02:11 AM

glad I passed on it but lost the sorby that was up next winning bid came inat the same time as my higher bud went out

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#7 posted 07-12-2017 02:50 AM

That’s definitely a cheaply made shop made tool, good thing you didn’t buy it. My next set of tools will be Thompson tools.

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#8 posted 07-12-2017 03:57 AM

yea glad I passed. I am looking at a Hurricane left side scrapper but am wondering if it is to much tool, it is 1.5” wide x 3/8 ths thick. The largest bowl I can do is about 9 inches and down. Never having used a scraper I don’t know if it is to big for bowls in the 6 to 8 inch range

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#9 posted 07-12-2017 06:10 AM

what about buildings using doors

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#10 posted 07-12-2017 12:35 PM

I think the depth is more important than the diameter. An 8” bowl 4” deep probably requires a heavier scraper than a 11” bowl 3” deep. My thinner (1/4) Sorby scrapers were reground into a 1” skew and 1/2” parting tool for my daughter. I like my 3/8 X1.5 scraper because of the dampening effect.
It should not be a problem using a heavy scraper on smaller items. How close can you get your tool rest?
At the end of this short preview Richard Raffan uses a large scraper with a box; maybe 3” deep.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FIbhuYxkn0w

-- We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them. Albert Einstein

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#11 posted 07-12-2017 07:48 PM

Just for grins, I whipped this out last night… took about 10 minutes or so on the grinder. Made out of some scrap bed frame angle iron I had laying around, which is a very high carbon steel. All I need to do now is turn a handle for it – but I tried it as is, and it worked fantastic.

Maybe I should start selling them on the bay :)

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - In Dog I trust... everything else is questionable

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#12 posted 07-12-2017 08:30 PM

thanks Brad thats good to know, did you have to heat treatI got an angle grinder today now to find some steel

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#13 posted 07-13-2017 04:45 AM

did you have to heat treat
- Karda

I’ve never heat treated any of my homemade turning tools.

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - In Dog I trust... everything else is questionable

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#14 posted 07-13-2017 04:49 AM

and they don’t lose thier temper from grinding.

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#15 posted 07-13-2017 01:58 PM

You don’t have to heat treat but if you can it is better.
Best would be if you know someone with an oxy/acet torch; if not a map torch can be used if the metal is not too thick. I have treated standard bench chisels with a map but only the last 1-1.5”. Heat to red hot, let cool, reheat to wheat straw color.
Keep a small cup of oil at your grinder to dip into keep cool. If you blue the steel the temper is gone.

-- We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them. Albert Einstein

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