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#1 posted 04-05-2018 07:39 PM

As stated above by using the carbide and the scraper your pulling out the fibers in the wood when you should be cutting the fibers. You could try shear scraping at a 45 degree angle with a light touch as doing this cuts the wood and it does not create as much tear out.
Or you could power sand it out with a drill and a pad with some 80 grit Velcro backed sand paper.

Can I ask you, are you using your carbide cutter at a 45 degree angle or are you using it flat on the tool rest.
If your using it flat then you will tear the fibers and if you using it on its side at 45 you will be cutting the fibers.
I hope that this helps Les

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