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Offline Pat B

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Re: A good tool to have for warbow making?
« Reply #15 on: May 19, 2017, 06:23:48 am »
A round shank screwdriver works well for a burnisher.
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Re: A good tool to have for warbow making?
« Reply #16 on: May 20, 2017, 04:33:17 am »
Preparing a scraper by turning a burr on the edge is a new concept for me, I had no idea about that ::)... I found this YouTube video explained the method well so I thought I'd post it. h ttps://youtu.be/6KqPFQHqWJg

I also read up on burnisher alternatives, drill bit shanks is another.

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Re: A good tool to have for warbow making?
« Reply #17 on: May 20, 2017, 08:09:01 am »
That's basically the tool I'm after, a bowyers edge tool or some kind of scraper holder. The closest to it I can get hold off is a Veritas  which is a bit pricey for me at present(pic), looks a nice tool (I may treat myself though :D).
 I got a few cheap replacement scraper blades and I'm going to have a go at making something similar but simple with scrap wood, there's a couple of diy videos on YouTube showing how to make a quality one.
 Thanks very much to all for the info,

 R.D.

I made one for nothing if that's a good price. Doesn't look as fancy as the Veritas but it works.
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Re: A good tool to have for warbow making?
« Reply #18 on: May 20, 2017, 09:14:43 am »
That's always the best price DC 8), I'll probably have a go at making something, I can't justify getting something I won't use a lot.
My burnisher arrived today. It's a Clifton 11mm diameter  hardened carbon steel to 62 rockwell, large solid brass ferrule and a lovely rosewood handle. Not bad for a little over 20. I'll see how it transforms my card scrapers tomorrow.

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Re: A good tool to have for warbow making?
« Reply #19 on: May 20, 2017, 12:16:41 pm »
That's always the best price DC 8), I'll probably have a go at making something, I can't justify getting something I won't use a lot.
My burnisher arrived today. It's a Clifton 11mm diameter  hardened carbon steel to 62 rockwell, large solid brass ferrule and a lovely rosewood handle. Not bad for a little over 20. I'll see how it transforms my card scrapers tomorrow.

 R.D.

I use it a lot. It's my primary tillering tool.
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