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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.
Some new insights on edge degradation
Violadamore posted a topic in The PegboxThis recent research will be of interest to everyone who sharpens stuff. https://news.mit.edu/2020/why-shaving-dulls-razors-0806
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
Someone broke into my workshop and took things
Jose Catoira posted a topic in The PegboxSimple as that. My downstairs workshop was broken into, and some stuff taken. The only two things they took were the pillar drill (which I am in part glad they did, as I totally hated it) and my Tormek grinder. The grinder I was never too happy with either and I am wondering about other waterbased systems out there, Does anybody have any suggestions??? P.S. They should have taken the bandsaw and give me the excuse I am looking for to get a new one. Bastards.
Conversion of oil stone to waterstone?
TMUC posted a topic in The PegboxHi, I have never posted in a forum before so I hope this is the right way to ask a question. I recently acquired an old Washita oil stone. I don't use oil stones but would like to bring this one back into action. I have read about boiling them, cleaning them etc. but is it possible to just start using water after it's been thouroughly cleaned of oil, or is it more complicated than this? Thank you for any advice.
Matched Sets of Frictionite 10 Inch Honing Stones
barnesviolins posted a topic in Luthier ExchangeI am going to be selling a matched sets of Frictionite Stones 1 set of #10.21. These are 10" stones, 2 1/2" wide and 5/8" thick. These are the "medium" side of the 00 double sided honing stones. The color variation in these 2 stones is due to the fact they were baked in different batches. I called American Hone and verified that when I bought them back in the 80's. The #10.21 stones have hardly been used and are not completely flat yet. These stones are in pristine condition. If you know about Fricionite, then you know how rare these stones are. Please PM me for more information. Thanks for looking.