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Scraper temper
« on: February 28, 2019, 10:13:35 am »
I've made a scraper like Dean Torges. I made the blade from a file. It works well but doesn't hold an edge. I believe the edge is chipping. I haven't tried burnishing the edge for that reason. I just put the blade in the oven at 350f for a couple of hours. It's now a nice golden/straw colour. Will that make it better or worse. Do you think I'll be able to roll an edge on it now. I could just try it and see but I don't want to chip up the edge again.
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Offline KHalverson

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Re: Scraper temper
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2019, 11:09:15 am »
Will a sharp file cut it?
If so you should be able to push a burr.

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Re: Scraper temper
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2019, 03:22:06 pm »
Yup, thanks, I'll try rolling a burr tomorrow.
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Re: Scraper temper
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2019, 08:58:09 am »
I took two strokes with a burnisher(side of a center punch) and now it takes nice .004" shavings. I'll have to be careful. Now to see how long it holds an edge. Thanks KH
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Offline Woodely

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Re: Scraper temper
« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2019, 06:03:24 am »
Not sure about your fix,  but I cold ground a file to make a knife and it holds an edge like tomorrow.
I dont have a scraper, got no use for one,      I use a file, rasp, finishing sander, whatever, if I have to hog off a lot material I use the belt sander or small hand plane.   But then again I'am working lam bows,  scraping a smooth hard rock maple or oak lam is almost impossible with a scraper.   (A)

I also grew up watching my Dad use chisels, hand planes and hand augers for installing hand sets and dead bolts.  Younger people these days have no idea how to use a hand tool.  And now its CNC machines. 
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Re: Scraper temper
« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2019, 03:27:13 pm »
Have you tried using a plane on OS?
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Offline Woodely

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Re: Scraper temper
« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2019, 06:06:54 am »
Have you tried using a plane on OS?

Well no those wood fibers are fibrous.  Working OS I would bring out the rasp.   Dont get me wrong nothing wrong with using a hand scraper ,  but when I see people  removing 1/4" of material using a scraper its rather Futile is it not.   :o
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Re: Scraper temper
« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2019, 03:02:53 pm »
Yeah 1/4" is rasp work. My scraper is a cross between a spoke shave and a scraper so it's a lot faster than a cabinet scraper.
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