Scraper for the fun of making something.

  1. The_Yellow_Ardvark

    The_Yellow_Ardvark perkele

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    I needed a scarper, now I have few I could of used.

    But I needed to make something.
    The rules were simple, had to be from bits I had in play pen. Not an outside store, not a trailer store.
    Plus it had to be useful and not made for one job.

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    Some German oak, over layed with paper templates. This allows be to plot fixed points.
    The blade slot, were my hand will sit and the over all size.

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    Banked out.
    Cut one side at a time. Then tape the cut off wood back into place. Makes it easier to hold and get the final shape.


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    The blade to be, this is after I ground the grinding angle and was about to use a stone to put the cutting angle on.
    It was a bit of hard steel I used to warm the arc rods on.


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    Getting it cheery hot. It was heated until the whol blade to the arc strikes was orange hot.
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    Plunged into old engine oil. This hardens the metal. I could of used the cold water, or cold water with salt quench. But this was in the play pen. H&S meant the plunging was done outside.. @Parm I do follow some H&S rules.

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    Cleaned and heated to a dark blue temper.
    Heat away from the edge I did 3/4 of blade length away and let the heat track to the tip.
    Then it was quenched.
    Fire extinguishers are available.

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    Blade chemically blacked and waxed with a black wax. only used black wax as I had it out.



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    Blade fitted, handle "white polished"



    The blade was fixed by melting bee's wax and combining it with sawdust from a 600 grit rub down.
    The blade is not moving.


    This is why I made it.
    I wanted a scraper to make good the wood, after it had moved.

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  2. Parm

    Parm Oh how I’ve missed my play pen this year

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    Very tidy, was that before or after our phone cal?
     
  3. The_Yellow_Ardvark

    The_Yellow_Ardvark perkele

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    @Parm.
    Over the last few days, the finishing was this afternoon.
     
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