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Forum topic by hairy posted 04-09-2011 04:30 PM 1793 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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hairy

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04-09-2011 04:30 PM

Stanley No. 12 veneer scraper

I could not just walk past. But, it needs a blade. I suspect I will pay more for the blade than the tool.

Some say to make a blade from an old saw, the metal will have the thickness to flex properly. Others ( replacement blade sellers) say a thicker blade will cut better because it won’t flex.

All help is appreciated. Thanks!

-- stay thirsty my friends...


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Beginningwoodworker

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#1 posted 04-09-2011 05:10 PM

Nice find, I had one of those but I sold it. You can buy a Hock no 12 replacement blade for it.

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#2 posted 04-09-2011 05:46 PM

I have that exact scraper plane, in about the same condition, I could swear you took the picture from me. Mine didnt have a blade either, so I tried using different blades, and I agree that you need the thick blade. I started by using a regular card scraper ( a nice thin LN), which is a bit narrow, but it was a good test, it was horrible! I then tried a stanley card scraper, which I had to cut down to size, about 4 times as thick, better, but still not working properly. I borrowed a friend’s #12 scraper with the thick blade and tried that blade in it, worked great. I still havent spent the money on a real blade, but I can tell you that for this tool to work properly, it is the only way to go.

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#3 posted 04-09-2011 05:56 PM

A thick card scraper will work nicely. You bevel the edge to 45 degrees
and raise a burr on the one edge.

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hairy

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#4 posted 04-09-2011 06:12 PM

Thanks! The burr is another thing I have found conflicting info about.

-- stay thirsty my friends...

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#5 posted 04-09-2011 06:28 PM

Maybe 30 degrees is fine too. It’s not super critical actually. You’ll
want to use a card scraper for your final passes anyway, so these
scraper planes are really for scraping a whole board quickly.

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hairy

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#6 posted 04-09-2011 06:40 PM

I think it was a thin blade needs a burr, a thick blade is sharpened like a plane blade.

The cool thing about this tool is that the angle is adjustable.

-- stay thirsty my friends...

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Loren

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#7 posted 04-09-2011 06:57 PM

I don’t always bother with the burr. You can do it either way.

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#8 posted 04-09-2011 09:29 PM

Sharpening info from Lee Valley.

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