Turning Archive 2006

sharpening hollowing scrapers

GaryG in MD
>I have a Scorpion, and I'm wondering about the best way to sharpen the "teardrop" scrapers. Specifically, is it appropriate to sharpen the entire edge on the cutting side, or would it be better to sharpen only a limited section near the area of smallest radius, which I presume to be the primary cutting location? My experience with scrapers in general is that if I make contact with too long a cutting edge I'll get a catch. Not sharpening the edge except near the "point" (plus and minus a quarter inch or so) would seem to be a wise and safe way to go, but I've never seen nor heard this discussed. Comments please. Thanks. Gary

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