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douginaz

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08-06-2008 02:05 PM

Topic tags/keywords: shaping sharpening

Hi All, I’m back to shaping the legs of my walnut end tables. It’s been about 6 months since I’ve done any real woodworking and I’m finding I’m a little rusty. In preparation of shaping the cabriole legs I broke out my scrapers, naturally following my lazy instincts, I did not sharpen them before I put them away.

My question: I have a burnisher and file but cannot for the life of me remember the sequence of getting a bur on the dern things. Square – pull the bur on the sides first then roll – don’t know something doesn’t seem right and thought if someone here had a tried and true method, I’d print it out and store it with the burnisher so i don’t have to strain these tired old brain cells.

Thanks in advance for any help.

Doug in AZ.

-- If you need craft books - please visit our small business at http://www.wittywife.com


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brunob

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#1 posted 08-06-2008 02:39 PM

I use a screwdriver handle (round). Clamp the scraper in the vise. Use the screwdriver handle – quite a lot of force pulling it along on the outside edge. It rolls naturally.

-- Bruce from Central New York...now, if you'll pardon me, I have some sawdust to make.

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#2 posted 08-06-2008 04:10 PM

Here is an old blog that I found helpful

http://lumberjocks.com/jocks/Skip/blog/4937

-- Glenn, New Mexico

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#3 posted 08-07-2008 12:29 AM

A video done by Skip should give you your answer.
http://lumberjocks.com/jocks/Skip/blog/4937

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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douginaz

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#4 posted 08-07-2008 01:47 AM

Thanks all – I knew I had come to the right place for answers.

It sucks when your memory fails ya.

Now—where was the shop?

Later

Doug in AZ.

-- If you need craft books - please visit our small business at http://www.wittywife.com

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kolwdwrkr

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#5 posted 08-07-2008 04:23 AM

Good video Grumpy. It took me a long time to figure out the world of scrapers. I couldn’t find a source that would specify how hard to press, etc. This video does a good job. But so everyone knows, I bought the Veritas scraper sharpener from Lee Valley. Makes things a bit easier.

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