Wood Scrapers The first step in sharpening a hand wood scraper is to drawfile the edges square and straight rounding the corners

slightly. A smooth mill file should be used. The scraper should then be whetted on an oilstone, first on edge and then on the flat sides to make

A

Fig. 126.—Two point* are important in sharpening auger bite: A« file the spurs on theinuid* only. B% file the cutting lip« on the top side (next to shank).

Fig. 126.—Two point* are important in sharpening auger bite: A« file the spurs on theinuid* only. B% file the cutting lip« on the top side (next to shank).

corners smooth and sharp. A burnisher, or other piece of hard, smooth steel, is then drawn over the edge three or four times, using a firm, moder-

Fig. 127.—The first step in sharpening a very dull scraper ¡0 filing it. The edge should bo kept square and straight. The corners may be rounded slightly.

ate pressure and holding the burnisher flat against the scraper. The burr Is then turned from the edge to the flftt side of the scraper with

Fig. 129.—Forming the scraping burr on a scraper- Draw the burnisher over the edge three or four times, using moderate pressure, and keeping it flat against the scraper, aa at A. The burr is then turned with three or four strokes as at li or C. The buraieher should be pulled with the handle end alightly ahead. A little oil on the burnisher makes it work better*

Fig. 129.—Forming the scraping burr on a scraper- Draw the burnisher over the edge three or four times, using moderate pressure, and keeping it flat against the scraper, aa at A. The burr is then turned with three or four strokes as at li or C. The buraieher should be pulled with the handle end alightly ahead. A little oil on the burnisher makes it work better*

Fig. 128.—After filing, whet the scraper alternately on edge and on the flat sidea. using the fine side of the oilstone.

three or four additional strokes with the burnisher, the first stroke being made with the burnisher square with the edge, and each additional stroke at a slightly smaller angle (see Figs. 129, 130, and 131). The burnisher should be pulled toward the workman, with the handle end slightly ahead. A little oil on the burnisher makes it work better.

Fig. ISO.—In turning the burrs of a scraper, the burnisher js held at 90 deg. to the acraper on the first stroke, and then gradually tilted until it makes an angle of about 85 doc-on the last stroke.

The edge of a scraper may be renewed several times with the burnisher before it will need refiling and whetting.

A cabinet scraper is usually sharpened with a beveled edge. Some mechanics prefer hand wood scrapers with beveled edges also. When a scraper is sharpened to a beveled edge, the angle of bevel is usually about 45 deg. or about double that of a plane bit.

The first step in sharpening a beveled edge scraper is to file the edge at the desired bevel. The scraper is then whetted on an Fio. 131.—A, Shape of sorap- oilstone, first on the beveled side and then in« burr after burnisher has boon on the flat, side, to remove the wire edge u oTbuTXr bur- left by filin8- Thc of sharpening is then nisher haa been used on edge of finished by burnishing in much the same «craper. manner as a square-edged scraper. A few strokes are made with the burnisher flat against the flat side of the scraper. The scraping or cutting burr is then turned with a few strokes of the burnisher on the beveled edge. The first stroke is made with the burnisher practically flat against the bevel, with each succeeding stroke at a little

Woodworking Tools and Installation Tips

Woodworking Tools and Installation Tips

There are a lot of things that either needs to be repaired, or put together when youre a homeowner. If youre a new homeowner, and have just gotten out of apartment style living, you might want to take this list with you to the hardware store. From remolding jobs to putting together furniture you can use these 5 power tools to get your stuff together. Dont forget too that youll need a few extra tools for other jobs around the house.

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