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No 12 Scraper for Secret Santa Swap

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Project by drsurfrat posted 12-05-2021 10:37 PM 733 views 0 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

HPOYD Secret Santa 2021

I got this scraper for $26, without the card or handle and with a rotting added faceplate. It is not a 12 1/2, so the last owner probably drilled the holes. I like the look of the maple, and made a burnisher to match the general shape of the handles. The blade is a piece of a saw plate that I cut, ground, and ‘sharpened’. I’m not good at card sharpening, but hopefully Dave is.

I made the box from old reclaimed oak (the nail holes are a bonus).

-- Mike (near Boston) ... Laziness is the mother of invention, necessity is the mother of exhaustion - me





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pottz

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#1 posted 12-05-2021 11:20 PM

thats damn nice surfrat.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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adot45

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#2 posted 12-06-2021 12:21 AM

Speaking of boxes….I received one in the mail today too.( EDIT: Actually it was 10/22 and this is post #9636 ) And when I say box, I mean Box!

A Stanley No. 12 that someone along the way customized into a 12 1/2 look alike. Then Mike (drsurfrat) took it over the top making a new maple handle and matching maple face plate and even added a card to complete it, along with a custom burnisher with a matching maple handle! What a nice job on the woodwork Mike, Thank You so much.


Mike still wasn’t done. He also added a super nice Stanley No. 52 scraper….
And for the frosting on the cake, it’s a type 11, my favorite!

And here it where it ended up, right next to a #12 and my Joseph Jones scraper planes.

Another big heartfelt Thanks my friend!

—“Often wrong but never in doubt”. Dave in WV.

-- “Often wrong but never in doubt”. Dave in WV.

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#3 posted 12-06-2021 12:38 AM

Beautifully done Mike!

-- "Duck and Bob would be out doin some farming with funny hats on." chrisstef

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swirt

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#4 posted 12-06-2021 01:03 AM

Nice work on that restore and the great box and burnisher.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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Eric

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#5 posted 12-06-2021 01:19 AM

Nicely done Mike, and a fitting box to go with it.

-- Eric, building the dream

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Lazyman

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#6 posted 12-06-2021 02:21 AM

What a deal. Nice restoration.

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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Dave Polaschek

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#7 posted 12-06-2021 02:28 AM

Nice! You done a great restoration on that one, Mike! Dave’s a lucky dog!

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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sansoo22

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#8 posted 12-06-2021 03:02 AM

Great work on the restoration. That maple does look really darn nice on that #12. Kind of wish my own #12 had maple on it now.

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#9 posted 12-06-2021 04:56 AM

Mine like yours needed a new shoe, and maple was my choice as well. I fortunately got the original card and handle. I’m not sure yours was owner modified. I’ve run across a number with the same rosewood shoe that mine had as well as the period square steel nuts on the screws holding them in place and holes drilled to match mine. When I laid them on each other the holes matched exactly. I will always wonder what the owner was scrapping to wear down one side of the shoe so much. I guess I’ll never know.

-- Some of my most creative moments have been when I've had to cover up an error in my woodworking.

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#10 posted 12-06-2021 06:07 AM

I started working with Cocoboo yesterday and I am starting to see the value in these scraper planes (and wish I had one) as my hands scream in pain from scraping the Cocobolo by hand. These tools never looked so beautiful and eye catching to me before.

I see you have a small collection, adot45; do you mostly use them on tough grains?

-- Devin, SF, CA

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adot45

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#11 posted 12-06-2021 11:39 AM

Devin, these (my) scrapers are pretty much trailer queens,

-- “Often wrong but never in doubt”. Dave in WV.

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Lazyman

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#12 posted 12-06-2021 12:46 PM

A #80 scraper will be a lot cheaper than a #12 or #12-1/2. I would probably look at a #112 if you want one with the adjustable pitch, though they are probably even rarer ($$) these days than the #12 so the Veritas 112 is the other option.

EDIT: Of course you could always make your own
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-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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Dave Polaschek

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#13 posted 12-06-2021 01:27 PM

I also prefer the 80-style scraper to the 112-style. I’ve got a spare 80 somewhere here, and could send it along if I can find it, but it also isn’t super-hard to make one.

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Not getting much shop-time today, since we’re doing more grounds-keeping at the local library this morning, but I’ll see if I can dig up my spare 80 tomorrow.

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#14 posted 12-06-2021 04:51 PM

Excellent work as usual Mike :-) The #12 is one of my favorite scrapers.

-- I collect hobbies. There is no sense in limiting yourself (Don W) - - - - - - - - Kenny in SW VA

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#15 posted 12-13-2021 04:37 AM

Well done, my only concern would be the extra length the blade has to stick could cause a bit of chatter.
Set up correctly they make an excellent scraper.

-- Don't tell me it can't be done.

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