Bowl Scraper 1" or 1-1/2" Advice Please

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Forum topic by Sprague posted 06-13-2014 02:49 PM 993 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-13-2014 02:49 PM

Topic tags/keywords: screaper bowl scraper tools

So, I was given a $100 gift card and it’s burning a hole in my pocket!

I primarily turn bowls and have a 5/8-Inch round nose scraper which I use in the bottom for shaping/finishing. I have come to really like this tool as I have figured out how to use it and am now looking at getting a larger one. My choice is between a 1” and a 1-1/2” Sorby scraper. I was going to get the 1-1/2” as bigger is ALWAYS better, but then I got thinking the 1” might work better for the size of bowls I tend to do – usually 8”-12” range.

Since I rarely have this much money to “blow” I really don’t want to end up with buyers remorse. :)

Any input will be appreciated!

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#1 posted 06-13-2014 07:25 PM

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#2 posted 06-13-2014 08:46 PM

I’m with Wildwood. Given the bowls you are turning, a 1” scraper will do nicely. I turn bowls about the same size as yours and use my 1” scraper frequently. Besides, you can always get the 1 1/2” one when you get the NEXT gift card!!

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#3 posted 06-15-2014 01:58 AM

Thanks for your answers. I actually went with a 1-1/2” one figuring I’ll try some larger works. I can more easily afford the smaller one out of my own pocket down the road. :)

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