Scraper Sharpening: New Method

See the demo video

I use my card scrapers quite a bit. From removing mill marks, scratches/defects and even removing finish.

One of the things that I constantly delay is sharpening my card scrapers; it’s a chore. I think part of the problem was my method for sharpening. So after a little thought I came up with a different way to create the burr on the edge of the scraper by using a little piece of scrap wood.

Burnisher Tool:

The hole for the burnisher I created was 3/8″, which was the diameter of my burnisher.  The rabbet I created in the burnisher tool probably isn’t really necessary. Originally I was going to have the hole for the burnisher closer to the inside of the rabbet. The ledge created by the rabbet would then create a nice ramp for the scraper to ride on before making contact with the burnisher. This will make more sense after watching the video.


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