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Project by Dave Rutan posted 02-06-2020 01:29 AM 998 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A while ago I made a set of violin maker’s scrapers from a dollar store saw blade. They have been sitting in the tray from a package of Fig Newtons on my work table. I occasionally use them as I need to clean up areas on the violins and cellos that I repair.

A few days ago I decided to make a little caddy to hold them upright for easier access. Formerly I would dig through the tray looking for the one I wanted.

I made it very simply with a hunk of scrap 3/4 pine. I used the table saw to make the kerfs in it about 1/2 inch deep. Then I simply wrapped it by glueing on a piece of thin 2/4 strip that I kept.

I finished it with boiled linseed oil.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!





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#1 posted 02-06-2020 01:54 AM

That’s a great idea. Now I need how to figure out how to use it as a box lid for one of my other tools.

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#2 posted 02-06-2020 03:05 AM

Sweet little improvement to the shop.

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#3 posted 02-06-2020 04:15 AM

Great idea, should keep them from banging together. Good job !!! Mel

-- MEL, Kansas

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#4 posted 02-06-2020 06:48 AM

Good idea. Can it make coffee too?

-- WWBBJ: It is better to be interesting and wrong, than boring and right.

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#5 posted 02-06-2020 11:18 AM



Good idea. Can it make coffee too?

- wildwoodbybrianjohns

Hope not. I’m a tea drinker.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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#6 posted 02-06-2020 11:56 AM



That s a great idea. Now I need how to figure out how to use it as a box lid for one of my other tools.

- BurlyBob

That’s a great idea too!

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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Dave Rutan

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#7 posted 02-06-2020 12:19 PM



Sweet little improvement to the shop.

- Dave Polaschek

Very much so!

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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Dave Rutan

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#8 posted 02-06-2020 12:34 PM



Great idea, should keep them from banging together. Good job !!! Mel

- mel52

And they’re much easier to grab when they’re not in a pile in a tray!

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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Dave Rutan

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#9 posted 02-06-2020 05:24 PM

Well, THAT was unexpected. We made the Daily Top 3!

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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#10 posted 02-07-2020 10:33 AM

Well, that is exactly what those scrapers needed

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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