Greg Esres (in email@example.com) said:
| Burnished my first card scraper yesterday and tried it on a scrap
| piece of pine. The shavings I'm producing are powdery, though
| bigger than what I get via sanding, but there are very few
| identifiable "curls". It *does*
work, though it took 100 passes or
| so to remove a small, shallow scratch in the piece of pine. The
| scraper certainly doesn't get hot, as some people describe.
| I see that some have mentioned that soft woods aren't the best to
| scrape, but I don't know what the results should look like. Should
| I see something better?
If you jointed the edge and burnished a good hook, you should get at
least some very fine curls. Lotsa work with only powder to show for it
is usually my clue that I need to rework the edge.
DeSoto, Iowa USA