You had stated the tool rest was ¼” away and to me that will give precious little room for the tool to move away. My guess is that with a normal scraper I have the tool rest about one inch away for face work.
As John said, light cuts and let the wood come to the tool.
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Last edited by NCPaladin; 01-04-2012 at 01:42 PM.
Reason: Edited to remove link to Sorby video which could be confusing if scraping a flat face.