Turning Archive 2005

Subject:
home made scrapers - worth it?

Tim conlon
>Hi,

In the catalog, heavy 3/8" scrapers cost $75 each. I need a straight one and a curved one at least.

I thought I could make my own using 3/8 x 1" carbon steel bar stock. Heat treat to harden and of course sharpen more often than HSS. Is this viable? Or shoud I just bit the bullet and shell out the money for the factory made scrapers. Any success stories out there with home made scrapers?

Thanks.

Tim

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