Turning Archive 2007

Subject:
Teardrop scrapers

Don O.
>I was sharpening the cutting bits on my new hollowing setup last night. After reading the instructions (yes I actually read the instructions)I had no problems grinding a nice edge on the cutters. My question is about the teardrop shaped scrapers. The instructions showed pix of grinding the curved edge all around but not the straight side. Do you all grind the straight edge also, and maybe use it for other than hollow vessels ? I'm curious what others do. I can see the straight side being used as a shear scraper on the outside of a bowl, maybe.
Thanks for any insight here, Don

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