Hand Tools Archive

Subject:
Re: Troubleshooting a Stanley #80

Bill Tindall, E.Tn.
I attended a seminar by Paul Hamler. He might be called the scraper Guru. He put the most durable edge on a scraper I have ever seen demonstrated and it was quick to establish this edge with just a file and burnisher. Shavings rolled off like a hand plane and it kept going for more than 1/8" depth of material removal. He has a video that is comprehensive.

A scraper with just a bevel will roll off shavings. Derek himself demonstrated this fact with a plane blade or something similar. In spite of your best efforts I think your scraper blade was simply dull.

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