Not really tedious, but not really different than putting it in a vise
and filing, then stoning.
There is no need for the block... (it's just a crutch)
Everything else was pretty standard...
On 6/27/2012 2:11 PM, Leon wrote:
I use the Veritas set up now but used to simply clamp the scraper in
the vice, give it a couple of strokes with the file, run the burnisher
perpendicular to the scraper edge to round over the edge on both sides
and then slightly tilt the burnisher for one side then the next to
better form the edge on both sides. About half the work for twice the
Leon, I have to see your shop :-)
You definetly have all the cool stuff.
I'll do it the old way, it only takes 1-2 minutes max.
BTW the reason that you stone sometimes over filing, or finish with a
stone, is you get a smooter cut.
When I have to do my #80, I stone it.
On 6/27/2012 7:33 PM, Leon wrote:
On Jun 27, 8:41 pm, tiredofspam <nospam.nospam.com> wrote:
Depends what I'm using the scraper for. For cutting
back old varnish, smooth single cut file and off to work.
For finish prep, joint with a 1200 DMT stone held on its
edge and the scraper elevated on a scrap of wood.
Dead square edges are good for bragging rights,
but not really necessary. An 88 or 92 degree
arris shaves wood as easily as a dead-on 90.000.
Stanley #80-type scraper blades are sharpened
to a fairly acute bevel, but work just fine. Sharpening
to a square bevel just gives you two extra cutting
edges per sharpening.
I have a nice card scraper file holder and I don't burnish, I hone on
a 600 grit diamond plate. It's not quite as aggressive without a burr,
but that works very well for me.
Always bear in mind that your own resolution to
succeed is more important than any one thing.
-- Abraham Lincoln
Larry, do you make dust or whisper thin shavings?
When you make dust, you are no better than using sandpaper.
When you make shavings you are cutting the wood.
I use it mostly for hard to handle wild figure, edging, it's great for
leveling the last little bit of home made edging. And for removing glue
on panels that I have put together.
I agree sometimes not having a hook is better, but with a hook it can be
a different world. Try it skewed too.
On 6/28/2012 1:33 AM, Larry Jaques wrote:
I do the same thing Larry does, usually running the scraper across the diamond
plate at a slight skew, which perhaps gives an effect similar to the hook you
get from a burnisher. Works like a champ, resulting in a scraper that peels
off shavings just as beautifully as any other (more time consuming) method I've
used. That whole "burnishing to get the perfect hook" think is overrated if
you ask me.
"Even if your wife is happy but you're unhappy, you're still happier
than you'd be if you were happy and your wife was unhappy." - Red Green
Anyone send in a blade to Forrest recently?
What was the turnaround time? (I know it changes depending on workload
like everyone else) just looking for approx time.
My blade needs it, cleaning it didn't help..
Hey Brian, don't look now but your card scraper "holder" is already
~patented pending~ by FIG (Festool Investment Group), of which Leon is
Instead of holding your card "scrapers", FIG uses it for holding a full
"hand" of Canasta cards:
All kidding aside, good method on the sharpening of card scrapers as it
addresses the basics of what makes it work ... I basically use my
woodworking vise and a bastard file, followed up with a burnishing tool
to do something similar.
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