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Offline GregB

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Re: Having trouble with your scraper?
« Reply #30 on: December 28, 2006, 12:06:46 pm »

I've never been very good at sharpening scrappers. Appreciate the post, will give it a try.

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Alvin the Terrible

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Re: Having trouble with your scraper?
« Reply #31 on: December 28, 2006, 03:00:06 pm »
Thanks Bob.  I'll continue to use it as a frisbee for vacuum cleaner sales people.

Offline Coo-wah-chobee

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Re: Having trouble with your scraper?
« Reply #32 on: December 28, 2006, 03:14:29 pm »
  Ha-ha-ha-ha- frisbee ! Actually if you want to do the work-heat it up- let it cool down-cut it-heat it to cherry red-dip quickly in oil or water-sometimes water will warp it-put in oven for about 45-1 hr -then sharpen-volia!-bob

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Re: Having trouble with your scraper?
« Reply #33 on: December 28, 2006, 03:25:57 pm »
My neighbor across the road has a band saw for steel.  Maybe I'll have him cut it into a couple shapes.  Doable?

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Re: Having trouble with your scraper?
« Reply #34 on: December 28, 2006, 03:38:16 pm »
  Att_you have to keep the heat down so you dont lose the temper. Doable / I think so-just cut very slow and oil the steel or keep wet with water if he dosent mind-makes a mess though. you can do yourself with a good hacksaw-just cut very slow so you dont raise heat -some is ok-alot is not.-bob

Offline Coo-wah-chobee

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Re: Having trouble with your scraper?
« Reply #35 on: December 28, 2006, 03:42:46 pm »
 addendum-If his saw for steel is horizontal  -it will have a cooling squirter-then no problem -wiil be easy-bob

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Re: Having trouble with your scraper?
« Reply #36 on: December 28, 2006, 06:02:07 pm »
I picked up a set of 7 cabinet scrapers at the Timberline Tool  store  the other day for about $7.  It has all kinds of shapes and a couple that are just 8x4 rectangles.  I still like to finish with my free scraper.  Justin
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Re: Having trouble with your scraper?
« Reply #37 on: December 29, 2006, 03:49:52 am »
The $7 solution may be the way to go.

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Re: Having trouble with your scraper?
« Reply #38 on: December 29, 2006, 03:51:26 am »
BTW, can I use a sawblade like that to make points, or would the steel be too thick?

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Re: Having trouble with your scraper?
« Reply #39 on: December 29, 2006, 02:30:09 pm »
  I have made points from sawblades(circular) and they came out ok-for me they weren't too thick.-bob

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Re: Having trouble with your scraper?
« Reply #40 on: January 09, 2007, 07:56:35 pm »
I cut an old table saw blade with a cutting disk.  I got lost from there.  Should I sharpen it then flatten it and roll it? After I cut it I made it straight across with a file and could not get a burr.  I think the blade may be too thick.  Any thoughts, should I just break down and spend the 5.00?  I'm cheap!!!

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Re: Having trouble with your scraper?
« Reply #41 on: January 09, 2007, 09:15:16 pm »
Chessieboy, I like using scrapers cut from table saw blades, and my simple unorthodox method for getting an edge is to run it through the grinder @90deg. with a medium wheel. Depending on how you use it , and the thickness of the saw blade you can pull off thick shavings or fine hair-thickness ones. Use the opposite side of the curl. Often works best flat on surface to about 45 Deg.

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Re: Having trouble with your scraper?
« Reply #42 on: January 09, 2007, 11:02:34 pm »
Thanks alot, read how to do it in Deans book but didnt understand, now i got a good scraper(wide hacksaw blade) and it only took a few minutes
          Thanks again.....Brian
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Re: Having trouble with your scraper?
« Reply #43 on: January 10, 2007, 07:54:33 am »
In their new catalog, Grizzly Products offers a 6 piece scraper set for $11.  Also, An old pair of sissors with the rivet removed makes 2 excellant scrapers.    Pat
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Re: Having trouble with your scraper?
« Reply #44 on: January 11, 2007, 11:04:49 pm »
Pat, I thought I was the only poorboy who done the scisser thing- works pretty good... Brian
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