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Interesting video...It is 1:36 minutes long, but you will learn everything you need to know about making, sharpening, burnishing and adjusting scrapers. He shows how to use and answers the many unknown tricks you may be interested in to be successful in mastering scraping tools.

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Yes to scrapers. I have a number of them and love using them. You can get an amazingly smooth finish. I used a scraper on the bench project I posted in show-n-tell. And as a health benefit, they don't put superfine dust particles in the air for you to breath.

By the way, there are shorter videos that get down to the specifics in a lot less time then that video.

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I love them and have been using them for years but they got to the point where I couldn't roll the edges anymore and I finally had to file off the hardened metal and start over. This tool from Lee Valley makes that job easier plus my son used to use it to sharpen the edges of his snow board. It holds the file and keeps it at the correct angle for you. https://www.leevalley.com/en-us/shop...-jointer-edger
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I love them and have been using them for years but they got to the point where I couldn't roll the edges anymore and I finally had to file off the hardened metal and start over. This tool from Lee Valley makes that job easier plus my son used to use it to sharpen the edges of his snow board. It holds the file and keeps it at the correct angle for you. https://www.leevalley.com/en-us/shop...-jointer-edger
Great idea and not that pricey. Of course when I went to plunk down my cash, out of stock until March 13.

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On tip I picked up on for rolling the hook onto intricate scrapers (like a French curve), was inserting a solid carbide Dremel bit upside down into a Dremel and using the smooth edge to gently roll the hook onto the scraper following along the curved surface. And the clamping device and burnishing tool that precisely rolls a 5 degree hook...Brilliant!
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I would think if you burnished ice skates so the hook is on the bottom edge, it would/might hold an edge longer.
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Love scrapers. No better finish than when you work on a scraped workpiece. Far nicer than sanding when appropriate. Attached pix of two scraper holders that are easy on old hands than using fingers wood, aluminum, and a sharpener. All three gadgets make use and maintenance of scrapers easier.

The sharpener is Veritas. Elegant, very simple to use and a perfect edge every time.
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Great idea and not that pricey. Of course when I went to plunk down my cash, out of stock until March 13.
Murphy's Law. That's typical of the luck I have too.

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Great idea and not that pricey. Of course when I went to plunk down my cash, out of stock until March 13.
Don't fret Phil, the plane iron I wanted was said to be out of stock till 2/28 and was shipped 2 days ago so maybe not so accurate on their back in stock timing.
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