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Nikos Matsablokos posted a topic in The PegboxHello, I've been on this forum for a while and the information that many kind makers have shared here is invaluable. I decided to post for the first time because I've seen many topics here regarding how to sharpen a scraper, turn a burr but none regarding how to define the shape of the scraper. Meaning taking a square sheet of steel and shaping it to take the form of the various shaped scrapers that are used in making a violin. How does one define the shape before taking it to the stones? How do you cut the steel? Do you use a grinder, belt sander or a file to shape both the outline (general shape of the scraper) as well as the bevel? Thanks in advance.
Question: How do you sharpen curved scrapers?
Darrma posted a topic in The PegboxHello! I've a question for anyone who knows: How do you sharpen your scrapers effectively? I've not done too badly with a standard, straight-edged card scraper, but I've yet to find a good and reliable method for sharpening my curved scrapers and I know they're not cutting anywhere near as well as I would like them too. I'm just coming up to preparing my kit violin for varnish and I've love to know how to get a good edge on my scrapers before I begin the task I've found a lack of information in this regard when looking previously so maybe this can be useful to other amateurs as well
Getting a smooth surface for varnishing
Kallie posted a topic in The PegboxHi, How do you get a perfectly smooth surface for varnishing when making a violin? It seems there is always a few tool marks left over when I try. Any advice on this? Thank you.
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A nice set of videos covering all things old Stanley planes... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gfa6p2UfQ1A http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LHfETTRQ7cs