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Forum topic by 3285jeff posted 11-12-2018 01:37 AM 536 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-12-2018 01:37 AM

I have been looking for a 1/4 round nose scrapper,,i know sorbys sells one but everywhere I look it seem like they are out of stock,,,can anyone help me find one,,,it don’t have to be a sorbys,,,,,

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#1 posted 11-12-2018 02:11 AM

can you modify one of the tools you don’t need ?

Penn State Ind. has some



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#2 posted 11-12-2018 02:50 PM

You can use 1/4” steel shafting. The cheap stuff is soft enough to get a burr. Drill rod will work if you grind the end flush and sharp. Alternatively you can often use forester bits that have a flat area on the cutting end.

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#3 posted 11-12-2018 03:46 PM

Other than Sorby not sure any other tool manufacturer makes a 1/4” width round nose scraper. Most start with 1/2” width round nose scrapers in various thickness from 1/4” to 1/2”.

As already mentioned might be easier to make your own tool from 1/4” steel.

Think the smallest round carbide scraper they sell is 8mm slightly larger than 1/4”. may find less expensive vendor elsewhere.

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#4 posted 11-12-2018 06:14 PM

If you don’t mind making your own WTtools sells 1/4” sq X 8” long for $6 in the HSS with 5% cobalt.
They also have the standard HSS (no cobalt) for $4.

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#5 posted 11-12-2018 07:07 PM

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#6 posted 11-12-2018 08:21 PM

Items like this have limit use, so not many vendors stock them! If call this vendor might be able to get you one if prepared to wait.

Negative rake scrapers held differently than regular scrapers and can provide a smoother finish on most wood surfaces. Some pen turners use them but mostly bowl turners. Scroll down to video:

JMHO would not pay a lot for tool might have to modify to get results desired. Both beading & parting tools need to be modified to become negative rake scrapers

While Packard Woodworks says their beading parting tool can be used as negative scraper Craft Suppiles doesn’t mention their Kyro scraper can.

Used on bowls and platters.

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