Recently bought one of the Veritas scrapers. Have not yet bought any
sharpener for it. Somebody (about 2 months ago) posted a link to a
scraper sharpening procedure. I have been unable to find this via
Google and hope the original poster could post this ref again please.
Ken, making dust in NS
On Fri, 12 Dec 2003 00:22:06 GMT, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
An excellent online article is here:
I have several things to add.
Relating to the first group of three photos:
Photo 1 - (upper) Veritas makes a file fence that makes this MUCH
easier and faster.
Photo 2 - (lower left) Use a 1.5x1.5" or so block of hardwood jointed
to a perfect 90 degree corner when lapping the edge. This will make
getting an edge that's 90 degrees to both side much easier. DO NOT
lap the thin edge on the face of a waterstone until you really get the
hang of it. The extremely thin edge will gouge and damage a
waterstone in no time. I've found DMT diamond stones are awesome for
this. Lacking these, use the edge of the waterstone until you
understand what you're doing.
Photo 3 - (lower right) When lapping the side, a jointer push block
used where his fingers are helps make for a nice, even pressure.
I find I can pull 4-5 burrs before going all the way back to the file.
After you get an edge, play, play, play!
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