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TxSurveyor

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10-27-2021 12:44 PM

Topic tags/keywords: tip trick scraper refurbishing

So I’m doing my first 5 planes right now. They are a crusty and rusty bunch. Bought this tool on a whim and WOW! Works incredibly well! I realize this should be posted in reviews, but had to spread the word in a place everyone would see :)

It’s a 5/8” Tungsten Carbide Scraper I picked up for $14.99 + tax at O’Reilly Auto Parts
Here’s what I love…..

- Way more comfortable than a razor blade scraper
- Way SAFER than a razor blade scraper
- Cost effective not having to replace razor blades
- 4 scraping surfaces
- Scrapes on forward and back stroke (more effective on forward stroke)
- Small size helps you get into hard to reach places
Possible issue for some…

- Since tungsten carbide is harder than regular steel it will likely gouge/scratch the steel if you were to scrape too hard


The Tool


The Blade
(note that you can use the short side as a scraper as well)

Fits Between Tote Base and Side of Plane (Stanley #7)

Around holes for frog screws

-- Will, TX -- "You may all go to hell and I will go to Texas" - Davy Crockett


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Notw

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#1 posted 10-27-2021 01:24 PM

Interesting, but how will my planes know I love them if I don’t bleed for them?

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TxSurveyor

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#2 posted 10-27-2021 01:37 PM



Interesting, but how will my planes know I love them if I don t bleed for them?

- Notw

Whisper sweet words of affection hahaha

-- Will, TX -- "You may all go to hell and I will go to Texas" - Davy Crockett

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Ocelot

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#3 posted 10-27-2021 02:27 PM


Interesting, but how will my planes know I love them if I don t bleed for them?

- Notw

Give them some Rosewood for valentines day!

-- I intended to be a woodworker, but turned into a tool and lumber collector.

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Notw

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#4 posted 10-28-2021 07:30 PM


Interesting, but how will my planes know I love them if I don t bleed for them?

- Notw

Give them some Rosewood for valentines day!

- Ocelot

Yeah right, all my hand planes get Walnut and they’ll like it!

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BlasterStumps

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#5 posted 10-29-2021 12:46 AM

I found that soaking the plane body in evap-o-rust will get rid of any loose japanning. Most times when I soaked a plane, there was very little left to do to get it ready for paint.

-- "I build for function first, looks second. Most times I never get around to looks." MIke in CO

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Don W

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#6 posted 10-30-2021 07:58 PM

That looks excellent! Scraping is so much safer than soaking, and does a much much better job.

-- http://timetestedtools.net - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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Don W

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#7 posted 10-30-2021 08:08 PM

it’s on Amazon as well, https://amzn.to/3mvPi5G

-- http://timetestedtools.net - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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Combo Prof

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#8 posted 10-31-2021 08:27 AM



it s on Amazon as well, https://amzn.to/3mvPi5G

- Don W


Thanks, I ordered both the 5/8” width and 1 1/4 ” width. I hope the latter will work well on saw plates.

-- Don K, (Holland, Michigan)

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TxSurveyor

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#9 posted 11-01-2021 02:32 PM


it s on Amazon as well, https://amzn.to/3mvPi5G

- Don W

Thanks, I ordered both the 5/8” width and 1 1/4 ” width. I hope the latter will work well on saw plates.

- Combo Prof

Hope it works well for you! I’ve been very impressed. Be sure to give us your thoughts after using please.

-- Will, TX -- "You may all go to hell and I will go to Texas" - Davy Crockett

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Jimbo26

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#10 posted 11-04-2021 02:37 AM

Thanks Will,
Based on your posting I ordered this from Amazon and it just arrived.
I am very impressed. Looks comfortable to use and easy to control.
Up until now, I’ve been using a small broken file as a scraper – the broken edge scrapes up japanning fairly well, but it’s uncomfortable to use, as there’s not a good handle for it.
This will be a big improvement, looking forward to using it.

-- Jim, IL

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TxSurveyor

109 posts in 173 days


#11 posted 11-04-2021 04:48 PM



Thanks Will,
Based on your posting I ordered this from Amazon and it just arrived.
I am very impressed. Looks comfortable to use and easy to control.
Up until now, I ve been using a small broken file as a scraper – the broken edge scrapes up japanning fairly well, but it s uncomfortable to use, as there s not a good handle for it.
This will be a big improvement, looking forward to using it.

- Jimbo26

Hope it does well for you! Just make sure you keep it even contact across the blade while scraping or the corner will start to dig into what you are scraping. May not be a big deal for you, but wanted to give you a heads up.

Let me know how it works. Hope you and agree it’s a good tool and aren’t cursing me after using it lol

-- Will, TX -- "You may all go to hell and I will go to Texas" - Davy Crockett

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realcowtown_eric

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#12 posted 11-09-2021 04:13 AM

I’m really partial to deburring grinding wheels

My comedic video (first youtube try)is here
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GMUJybrqfms

Eric

-- Real_cowtown_eric

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bandit571

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#13 posted 11-09-2021 04:23 AM

Tool Drawer I have been using..

Plus an old beater chisel….and a 6” grinder that has a wire wheel and a cloth wheel….
Visegrips come in very handy..

saves fingers when wire wheeling things clean….and prevents small parts from joining the 82nd DIV…(Airborne)

Them part tend to get a bit warm, too..

There are a couple cheap paint brushes there…..I add a bit of 3in1 oil to them…and scrub away 90% of the grime and rust. It also shines up the Japanning. I also scrub the handles with it….

Cloth wheel, with a goodly dose of the Green Stick compound….Shines things right up..

Beater chisels ( we all have at least a couple, right?) to dig out the stubborn spots…and scrape a flaky deck clean..doesn’t really need to be sharp…just free of any burrs that can scratch things up.

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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