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Paul Sellers' poor man's burnisher is made from a nail set (last picture). If you don't have a nail set to spare, check if you have a dull router bit lying around. You can make a burnisher from a worn-out router bit (e.g. a straight bit - the longer the shaft, the better) by attaching two handles (any scrap hardwood) to its ends with epoxy.

I learned about it after stumbling upon this at LV: http://www.leevalley.com/us/shopping/TechInfo.aspx?type=a&p=43980 (Leonard Lee is the founder and owner of LV, who is also the author of The Complete Guide to Sharpening). I used the shop-made burnisher in the past years to burnish my card scrapers and cabinet scraper blade until I got a Veritas burnisher as a gift.

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Thanks for the tip, I need one of these
 

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I just made something similar. I bought a piece of polished solid carbide from my local custom router bit shop, shaped a few scraps of beech into a couple of handles and job done. Total cost 50 baht, less than $2.
 

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burnisher is on my want list, but couldn't get one here and I'm using an old screw driver for now, but this is a great idea. Thanks
 
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