Posts Tagged ‘Scrapers’

#80 scraper update info for new ones

There are many wrong assumptions about scrapers and that’s why so many people abandon them when they arrive brand new. I often hear visitors in my workshop where one of them points to #80 cabinet scrapers and tell their children or spouses that what’s on the workbench is a spokeshave. Look in the spokeshave category on…

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Why 45 degrees on Cabinet scraper blades?

To read more about the #80 scraper on our Common Woodworking site, click here Following the blog I did to redress concerns I had with the Kunz #80 cabinet scrapers, I received some questions because the manufacturers decided to send out the scrapers with square-ground edges instead of with the 45-degree standard bevel required for the…

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Question on Kunz #80 Cabinet Scraper

Question: HI! Paul, Happy New Year! Not to beat a dead horse, but I received a Kunz 80 for Christmas. I was pleased to find that the blade had one side beveled to 45 degrees. That was the only good thing I could find. The sole was very roughly ground and does indeed mar the…

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Questioning the Kunz #80 scraper

Someone asked me to try the Kunz blade in the Stanley #80. It fits fine and the blade thickness is about the same as Record and Stanley types too. In my view a scraper blade should not be less than 1mm otherwise they tend to flex. If you need to replace a blade consider buying…

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Kunz Cabinet scraper #80

I wanted to try out the Kunz scraper for myself, to see if it lived up to recognized standards always attributed to German engineering standards and thoughtfulness of design. I was surprised and disappointed once again. Whereas the overall tool is made well enough, it’s the minor detail that makes the major difference. we have seen…

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Shaping and sharpening round scrapers

I especially like the set of scrapers Lee Valley sells made by Veritas. It’s a set of four in two sizes and four thicknesses. A set like this takes care of all of your scraper or should I say scraping needs. But I especially like the one I reshape into a bowl scraper. I use…

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Correction to Faithfull Bench Cabinet Scrapers

I posted a blog recently saying the Faithfull Bench Cabinet Scrapers were OK but discovered they are not quite OK. We discovered a serious flaw in the blade retention. Either the iron is too thin or the recess it fits into is too deep. Either way, the problem is that the blade slips upwards under…

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Faithfull #80 Bench cabinet scrapers OK

I bought three #80 bench cabinet scrapers this week. I wanted to try one made by a UK supplier called Faithfull. The tools arrived neatly boxed and looked like any Stanley #80 scraper I’ve used over the decades. The main body seemed as good as any Stanley minus holes in the handles, which I drilled…

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Honing guides for #80 scrapers

Sharpening and honing a #80 scraper There are those who want to sharpen their #80 scrapers and are intimidated by the prospect. It takes a certain confidence to freehand them and I recommend that you use a honing guide to gain ‘feel’ to begin with. You can rehearse as though the guide were not there…

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eBay Stanley sweetheart Scraper

John, my apprentice and friend, bought me a scraper on eBay knowing it be once broken and welded. It’s well repaired and strong as ever but within the retaining bar only 3/4″ remains and so too scant a length for further use as you can see.   I found the thickest cabinet scraper I had…

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