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Shear Scraping Video

Discussion in 'Tutorials and Tips' started by john lucas, Feb 26, 2012.

  1. john lucas

    john lucas

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    John,
    Enjoyed the video, two questions:
    Where did you purchase the large thick scraper?
    Which way of shearing do you prefer?
    thanks
     
  3. john lucas

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    You know I have no idea where I got that scraper. It is a henry taylor and I probably bought it from packard or Craft Supplies but I get about 40 catalogs and could have purchased it from anywhere.
    For hollow vessels I prefer the John Jordan scraper. For my mirrors I use the small flat scraper. For bowl interiors it's definitely the big round nose. I use the small roundnose for box interiors.
    I reality I've been concentrating on my cutting technique with the bowl gouge. Between that and the Hunter tools for some cuts I can usually turn something to the point that it needs little if any scraping so I don't use the scrapers nearly as often as I use to.
     
  4. Steve Worcester

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    I sell a thick 10V scraper that Doug Thompson makes for me, you can check it out here.

    I sell it unhandled,with a square tang that is rounded over to fit in a 5/8" hole. Works real well, different nose profile, but it can be reshaped
     
  5. robo hippy

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    I have several of Doug's scrapers. I prefer 3/8 inch thick, and about 1 inch wide. I also have several Craft Supplies house brand ones. I do a swept back grind for the shear cuts. Never used a negative rake scraper much. I do round over the edges of the scraper to make it slide more easily over the tool rest. Most of the time I use the burr straight from the grinder. If you have CBN wheels, they leave a better burr than the standard grinding wheels. You can hone the burr off and just use the sharp edge, or you can burnish one on. I prefer a triangle burnishing tool, like the ones for the card scrapers.

    robo hippy
     
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