- 1 Aug 2005
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- Shoot'n in sheds, Luton in Beds.
As a self-taught hobbyist, even following teachings of the old testament prophet Charles Hayward, I have struggled to produce shavings from a hand scraper, mostly only "dandruff". I have even tried letting down the hardness of scraper blades to get a decent lip. I have the best Clifton burnisher and I was an engineer by profession so I know metal. I recently bought an old Stanley number 80 from a local flea market, sharpened the blade at 45 deg on my Tormek, stoned and burnished, and set up as per my old "Planecraft" book, and hey presto it bit into the wood with a satisfying Shhhhh and took off perfect gossamer shavings. So I thought :idea: why not sharpen the hand scraper at 45 deg - which I did and got similar good results. What is the catch, apart from CH spinning in his box? :?: Does anyone else use hand scrapers at other than 90 deg, or :?: can anyone else recommend a good hand scraper blade?