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    A friend of mine gave me a scraper. It did not come with an edge. Does anyone know how or where I can find info on preparing it. Thanks. Bob
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    Look at this site, they have your answer and more...

    http://www.brendlers.net/oldtools/scraping/scraper.htm

    Regards,
    Marcel
    http://marleb.com
    DW788. -Have fun in the shop or it isn't a hobby anymore.

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    • #3
      That's a very comprehensive and informative site, Marcel - thanks for posting it . However, Bob, if you want to cheat you could always invest in a Veritas Adjustable Burnisher. I've got one of these and it's very good.

      Gill
      There is no opinion, however absurd, which men will not readily embrace as soon as they can be brought to the conviction that it is readily adopted.
      (Schopenhauer, Die Kunst Recht zu Behalten)

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      • #4
        Hi,

        Although I'm a very big LeeValley/Veritas fan and my wife will attest to them having more than their fair share of my paychecks, I'm not so happy with this item that I own myself.
        Maybe it's the way I use it that's the problem, and not the tool itself
        The burnisher I prefer is this one: http://www.leevalley.com/wood/page.a...310,41070&ap=1.
        But if you just want to try the scraper, file it square and use a drill bit shank to burnish it; just make sure it's smooth, not gouged or scratched, and use one of a size big enough that it won't bend (drill it into the end of a foam brush handle, don't pull it out, remove from chuck: instant burnisher handle )

        However lonepine, you still need to prepare the surface of the scraper before burnishing it. The surfaces need to be flatened and squared first. If you do not have sharpening stones, you could look into this item http://www.leevalley.com/wood/page.a...072,43089&ap=1 It's a file jointer/edger, that one I'm happy with
        http://marleb.com
        DW788. -Have fun in the shop or it isn't a hobby anymore.

        NOTE: No trees were killed in the sending of this message, but a large number of electrons were terribly inconvenienced.

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        • #5
          for the most interesting information, it is very much helpfull. I did not know that there was a lot to it. Bob
          Be the good,
          you want to see in the world...

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