Shop-made scraper burnisher

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Project by ChuckM posted 12-29-2010 12:47 AM 3049 views 2 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

Thanks to the shop tip from Lee Valley Tools (, I made a burnisher from a worn carbide bit and a walnut scrap.

If you have the proper set-up, you can make your own burnisher in half an hour; if not, an hour should be more than enough unless you’re looking for some more fancy or turned handles.

I put a coat of boiled linseed oil, any oil (walnut, mineral, etc.), of course, will do.

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By the way, there’s a helpful reminder that we should take good care of our tools – power or hand:

-- The time I enjoy wasting is not time wasted

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#1 posted 12-30-2010 10:00 PM

Great project.

Always nice to make a tool for yourself.


-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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