MaFeBurnisher (scraper set up tool)

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Project by mafe posted 10-03-2010 09:27 PM 10290 views 56 times favorited 29 comments Add to Favorites Watch

scraper set up tool

So I finished my scraper set up and burnish jig today!
If you did not know I was working on one, is it because I was not… Just wanted to something useful today in my little work shop and this was needed.

First picture The MaFeBurnisher.

Second: File mounted, ready to make a new edge.

Third: Use the jig to push the edge.

Fourth: Put the burnisher in the hole and pass the scraper to set final edge / hook (10 degree preset).

Fifth: Or with a special wish for degree, use the jig to hold the scraper, and do it by hand.

And number six The hole pack!

Soon on a LJ near you, at the price of an old piece of scrap wood!

Hope it can be to some inspiration, there are now a blog with the DIY MaFeBurnisher,

Best thoughts, and a sharp edge,


-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect.

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#1 posted 10-03-2010 09:35 PM

Very cool. Is there a drawing somewhere? That looks very useful!!

-- The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools. Confucius, 经过艰苦的努力的梦想可以成真

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#2 posted 10-03-2010 09:43 PM

yet another very sweet jig from the jigmaster mads!!
there’s an open workshop at my school tomorrow from 18-22 and one of my goals was to cut a few card scrapers. this jig will certainly speed up the sharpening (burnishing?) process after they’re cut :D
oh, that seems to be a new and fancy pipe in the background ;)
all the best my friend

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#3 posted 10-03-2010 09:57 PM

Very interesting! I’ll have to make one of these. Post that DIY blog please!

-- “Once more unto the breach, dear friends...” Henry V - Act III, Scene I

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#4 posted 10-03-2010 10:06 PM

nicely done Mads! I noticed that there was nothing setup to hone the edge though?

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#5 posted 10-03-2010 10:10 PM

Very cool and usefull little “jig” you have made there :)

And the 6 words of yours “Just wanted to something useful today ” is so true…..that thought i got almost on a dayli basis :)

Keep up the good woork :)

-- Boatbuilder&blacksmith

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#6 posted 10-03-2010 10:12 PM

puff-puff its most be a very inspiring tobaco that My Own Blend
condsidering how many great ideas you come up with
and good to see you have it better today Mads :-)

Take care

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#7 posted 10-03-2010 10:26 PM

You done good MaFe . Cool set up tool. What a great idea.


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#8 posted 10-04-2010 12:27 AM

Sweet. Very clever.
I guess the file slot could be adapted to hold one of those DMT diamond strips for honing.
But a file works for me.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#9 posted 10-04-2010 12:53 AM

The blog is now a reality!
MaFeBurnisher (scraper set up tool) Blog
Yes, I do not hone eighter – just go gentle at the end with the file, but I was thinking the same, that you coud adapt a honing stone or diamod to the slice, or simply put the jig on the stone you have and use the 90 degree side to hold the scraper agains as you hone it!
Just had a new idea! A few rare earth magnets on the side, and then you will easy hold it 90 as you hone…
But I’ll be happy to see improvements, and better versions.
Yes the tobacco are sure a source of inspiration.
Flemming make many sizes, concave and convex also – I allways need small once but never took the time to kill a old saw.
Thank you for the comments,
best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect.

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#10 posted 10-04-2010 01:08 AM

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect.

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#11 posted 10-04-2010 02:27 AM

If you want a fine hone PurpLev,you can buy a EZE-LAP DIAMOND grid 600 and stick in the file hole, or ad a 600 paper to the wood stick…
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect.

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#12 posted 10-04-2010 03:13 AM

Very slick. What are the grooves for on the outsides?

-- Galootish log blog,

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#13 posted 10-04-2010 06:47 AM

Really cool. Now I have no excuse for not using my scraper.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#14 posted 10-04-2010 09:00 PM

Mads, Mads, Mads! You are the certified Jigmaster! Very clever my friend. I think I must change my brand of tobacco! ;^)

PS. I suppose I have just been made redundant. My years of practising to hold that file square has just gone down the drain…....;0)

-- Div @ the bottom end of Africa. "A woodworker's sharpest tool should be his mind."

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#15 posted 10-04-2010 10:01 PM


-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect.

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