Ok. So I finally got to the point in building my coffee table where I get to do some finish work! I bought a card scrapper about a week or two ago and began the search and learning of how to appropriately sharpen a card scrapper. Luckily I have some sources I go to first so I was completely overwhelmed. At the same time there is a LOT of information out there. I combined the information I had learned taking into account what reasons people gave for their practices. Some of the styles out there seem to be purely a, because that always the way I’ve done it.
A couple places were more helpful than others but two have stood out. One was really just information on the intellectual process. This was an article by Christopher Schwartz. I’m sure its easy enough to find on a search since I found it.
However, the best aide was Joshua’s video here on Wood and Shop. It is the video with Eli Bizzarri. It really helped me understand why I continued to get only small shaving or dust from my card scrapper despite many attempt and much adjusting in sharpening. For one I learned that I was using the card scrapper at two low of an angle. Second the video helped cement some of the more detailed aspects Christopher had mentioned such as making sure the card scrapper is well honed before barnishing.
Thanks for the help Joshua.
I’m curious to: What have others found to be most helpful in learning to sharpen card scrappers?
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