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Forum topic by Kristoffer posted 12-23-2011 08:54 PM 946 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-23-2011 08:54 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question reusing scraper

I was wondering if anyone out there has ever made a hand scraper out of an old drywall floating knife? Or, if it would even be something that could be done?

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#1 posted 12-23-2011 09:00 PM

I have seen it in videos. I have never done it myself.

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#2 posted 12-23-2011 09:06 PM

Yes … it was the first scraper I ever used (I have a set of Lie-Nielsen scrapers that get used now).

I just removed the handle, tuned up the edges with a mill file, and burnished with a screw driver.

The LN card scrapers are smaller (easier to get into tight spots) and a bit more flexible, but it worked great, and I still have it!


-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#3 posted 12-23-2011 09:08 PM

I haven’t heard of that, but I have seen people use old hand saw blades.

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#4 posted 12-23-2011 09:32 PM

disposable planer knives?

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#5 posted 12-24-2011 01:00 AM

I have never heard of it before but from what I just read above I think I will try it. Glad you asked the question Kristoffer….

Thanks for asking

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#6 posted 12-24-2011 01:06 AM

Why not? I make micro scrapers form old razor blades so I think that you should be able to make one out of just about anything.


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#7 posted 12-24-2011 02:32 PM

Chunky, you make micro scrapers from old razor blades? Please expound on that, sounds interesting! Never heard of that.

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#8 posted 12-24-2011 03:05 PM

Something like this? Would be useful if you had a hurt hand or arthritis.

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