Bladc

Mount blade with bevel facing thumbscrew. Flex scraper between thumbs and fingers. Flex scraper between thumbs and fingers. Next, remove the burr raised by the file, with a sharpening stone. Finally, form the burr that does the cutting by rubbing the edge with a burnisher.

Blades

Nlike other edge tools, scrapers cut with a burr rather than with a keen pointed edge. This bun is formed by rubbing the edge of the scraper with a tool called a burnisher. Hand scrapers Before raising the burr, the edges must be square and straight. Clamp the blade in a vise with one of the long edges facing Hold a medium mill file perpendicular to the blade, as shown, and draw the file along the entire edge. The filing produces a burr that is too 1 for scraping. To remove this burr, stone...

By David Welter

O start at the end of the story, a hand-planed board looks different. It feels different. .Where a sanded board is smooth, a hand-planed board is crisp. The surface shines. As you run your hand across a hand-planed board, you get a tactile sense of the tool it leaves almost imperceptible ridges along a clean, hard surface. Most people, once they've seen the difference, prefer the look of a hand-planed board to a sanded one. This is why we teach our students at the College of the Redwoods in...

Somax Model Honing Guide

NM 87113 Lee Valley Tools Ltd. 2680 Oueensview Dr. Ottawa, Ontario K2B 8H6 Canada s a maker of custom-built furniture, I almost always build to someone else's expectations. It isn't often that I get a chance to make a piece totally of my own design and to my own liking. So when my wife asked me to build a desk for her new computer, I was thrilled. Function was primary, but not at the expense of design. I decided to create a wrap-around effect with...

Leghole Mark

Set sliding bevel blade to angle of leg splay. 2. Tilt brace in plane to align bit with sliding bevel blade. Lay out a radius on each end of the bottom, and saw to the line with a bow saw or bandsaw. Lay out a radius on each end of the bottom, and saw to the line with a bow saw or bandsaw. amount of time needed to plasticize. or soften, the wood depends on its moisture content. To be safe, steam the wood for 30 to 45 minutes. When a piece comes out of the box it should be so hot that you can...

Building A Steam

Graver Sharpening Angle

Mine is a piece of 4-in. dia. schedule 40 PVC pipe. Steam comes from two kettles connected to the pipe with flexible hoses. The heat source for my steam box is a propane-fired camp stove. Electric hot plates usually won't generate the volume of steam required. Set up your box as shown in the drawing. The PVC pipe takes less time to heat up than a wooden steam box. AID. DHU hole in bottom to drain condensation. I chose to start with those for the end stretchers....

Handle Detail

Tails, assemble the drawer back and sides. Put the dovetailed drawer front in position over the drawer sides. Slide an awl into the dovetailed grooves, and trace its outline on the drawer sides. Cut the dovetails with a sharp backsaw. This is a side-hung drawer Grooves in the drawer sides mate with tongues in the runners. Rout the groove for the runner before you assemble the drawer. Glue and screw a runner to the glueblocks holding the top to the frame-and-panels as shown. The pullout writing...

Classified Sales Representative

Minor St Emmaus. PA 18098 215 967-5171 SUBSCRIPTION SERVICE MANAGER Jane Hollingsworth Morris PRODUCTION DIRECTOR Harry Ardo i ne AMERICAN WOODWORKER lt ISSN 8750-9318 is ublishcd six times a yetr in January. March. May. ulv. September and November by Rodale Pre Inc 33 E Minor St Emmaus. PA 18098. 21 J 967-5171. 1989 bv Rodale Pre . Inc. Robert Rodale. Chair-man of the Board Marshall Ackerman. Vice Chairman Robert Teufel. President Paul Wessel, Chief Financial...

Grobet Crocker Patterngraver Sharpener

How Use Crocker Sharpener

If you enjoy carving with small tools, this versatile guide will hone a precise, even bevel on both curved and straightedged tools. You can also use the guide for miniature turning tools, tiny screwdrivers, and other edge tools up to lh in. wide. Not having any chisels small enough to fit the tool. I used it to sharpen a dull, old set of Millers Falls carving tools and it did an admirable job on them all. The guide has a head that rotates a full 360 on its axis allowing you to hone curved tools...

Pore

If you don't have bench dogs, tack a ' j-in. wood strip to one end of the bench. Snug the board against the strip, and plane in the direction of the strip. Before you secure the board, take a look at it to see which way the wood fibers lie. Planing in a sense is like petting a cat rub the fur in one direction, and it will lie flat. Rub it in the other direction, and it roughs the fur up. To make sure I'm planing in the direction of the fibers, 1 look closely at the grain...

Veritas Honing Guide And Angle

Honing Jigs

Made by Lee Valley Tools in Canada, this well-machined. precision guide has an exceptionally useful feature you can hone a precise secondary bevel on the blade without removing it from the guide. As mentioned in the Honing Tips sidebar, a secondary bevel lets you sharpen a blade quickly by removing only a small amount of metal. A spring-actuated cam raises or lowers the guide roller slightly, giving you a choice of two secondary bevels. For example, if you hone the basic bevel at 25 . you can...

Grobet Rollerstyle Graver Sharpener

Graver Sharpening Angle

Though not as versatile as the Crocker Pattern sharpener. this thumb-size roller-style guide does a good job on small, straightedged carving tools, chisels, and the like. It looks and works much like the larger on-stone honing guides but only accepts blades up to Vie in. wide. This precision aluminum guide has a steel roller and knurled brass clamp screws that hold the tool in one of two slots in the guide. One slot is for a range of low-bevel angles the other is for steeper angles. Neither...

Eclipse Honing Guide

Made by James Neil Tools in England, this guide looks and works like a small vise, gripping the blade from the sides. Of all the guides I tested, this one had the most positive gripping action, especially on narrow chisel blades. A knurled, slotted knob tightens the self-centering clamp jaws. First, hand-tighten the knob, then snug it gently with a flat-blade screwdriver. The guide jaws are stepped. Use the inside set of jaws for narrow blades 'A in. to lVa in. wide the outside set is for wide...