Card Scraper Holder

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Project by NBeener posted 04-16-2011 03:54 AM 17438 views 4 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Finally banged one out in a day :-)

I took some scrap ply, marked out my kerf lines on 1/2” centers, and ran ‘em
through with the radial arm saw (neat !).

Then, I did an inlay of Wenge, or something, at the
front and at the back.

Then … I used my dado router jig, and carved out about 1/3” of the depth of a
slab of oak …. for the plywood to sit in … leaving a 1” “frame” around the
outside of the ply.

Then, I made a mitered veneer frame out of that cherry wood, and glued
everything up.

For the finish, I simply sanded it all the way from 120 grit to 8,000 grit (micro abrasive), and then polished in a coat of paste wax. It’s verrrrry smooth :-)

Only got the four scrapers, but … time to learn how to use them, and … I figured … if they’re NOT out of sight …...

Thanks for stopping by :-)

-- -- Neil

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#1 posted 04-16-2011 04:24 AM

Nice looking holder.

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#2 posted 04-16-2011 04:25 AM

Nice, those will rapidly become some of your favorite tools. Keep a light coat of oil on them because they are unbelievably prone to rust.

Have fun.

-- Make furniture that lasts as long as the tree - Ryan

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#3 posted 04-16-2011 04:33 AM

Wow, that table, that holder….., Neil, your shop is starting to look as a living room.

-- Back home. Fernando

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#4 posted 04-16-2011 04:39 AM

Nice Neil. When I read the title I thought yoiu’d made a holder for using the scraper…

-- Herb, Florida - Here's why I close most messages with "Be Careful!"

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#5 posted 04-16-2011 05:21 AM

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#6 posted 04-16-2011 05:35 AM

I was thinking the same thing as Herb when I first read it, but the picture didn’t make sense. I guess it would be like the concept of a razor when they went from one blade to two, then three. If one scraper will make it smooth, imagine what three will do. haha. Seriously though, nice project. I’m getting ready to make a sandpaper organizer and should add a holder for my scrapers in there somehow.

-- Dale Manning, Carthage, NY

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#7 posted 04-16-2011 06:54 AM

bravo…more shop funiture…i love the idea, and it looks great too…your on a roll… getting the feeling that something big is in the works…and with me too…ive got to move on to something else besides boxes for now…yep..i saw a video today..and it told me i need to make furniture again… that where im headed next…...i might need some scrapers for this next phase…grizz

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#8 posted 04-16-2011 09:18 AM

You could also use this to store spare blades for hand planes. Great idea and execution.


-- Hey, woodworking ain't brain surgery. Just do something and keep trying till you get it. Doc

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#9 posted 04-16-2011 10:26 AM

glad to see Rastesarous is in mood for work :-)
did it try to snap your toolbelt this time ….

now you can get rit of the sandpaper and don´t have to spend money on that

thank´s for sharing Neil


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#10 posted 04-16-2011 01:46 PM

Looking good with that tool-organiser :)

-- Boatbuilder&blacksmith

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#11 posted 04-16-2011 03:10 PM

Clever idea..I might get to doing a similar one because I can’t ever find my scrapers when I need them.

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#12 posted 04-16-2011 03:17 PM

Thays a nice organizer.
Well done.
Here is your answer:
Feel free to ask, I use mine all the time now, and love them.
Best thoughts,

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

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#13 posted 04-16-2011 05:25 PM

Great way to keep them easy to get at.

-- Alan, Prince George

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#14 posted 04-16-2011 05:38 PM

Hi Neil,
That is the certainly fanciest scraper holder I’ve ever seen. Mine is just a lump of cherry with some kerfs. Like you I have 4 card scrapers and I don’t plan to add to the number for many years until they wear down. I use all 4 simulteneously. Prior to final surface preparation I square and hone all 4 scrapers. That gives me 16 sharp edges to work with. I’ll have to put new burrs on a couple of times, but with 4 sharp I won’t have to rehone until the project is complete.

-- Glen

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#15 posted 04-16-2011 06:34 PM

Pretty darn neat. And that bench top is good looking as well. Hope to get some good shop time today. We’ll see how it goes. Did a fair amount of work yesterday, but I had a leak in a pipe near the hot water heater… the plumber out, the hot water tank needed to be drained, and that is not in my repertoire.

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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