I just inherited a Stanley #81 cabinet scraper. The rosewood sole is badly worn.
suggestions for making (or purchasing) a replacement?
The tool is not a collector's item (one handle has been broken off and
rewelded). I intend to
it, not put it on a shelf, so the objective here is repair, not
It looks to me like any tight-grained hard wood, cut to the proper dimensions,
should do the
job, and I have a plentiful supply of rock maple, beech, and yellow birch, so I
think I'm good
there. I'm just not sure of the best way to go about cutting the slot. First
thing that occurred to me
was to clamp the piece securely to the table saw, and raise the blade through it
the correct angle, of course), then finishing the slot with a fine hand saw. If
anyone can suggest
a better way, I'd appreciate it.