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I recently got my first scraper. After trying shear scraping, I’m hooked!

The only thing is that holding the scraper at an angle on the toolrest and maintaining that angle is challenging because the edge of the scraper is square and it’s just the pointy edge riding on the tool rest.

Before go and try to machine that edge to an angle, I’m thinking there must be a reason the tool isn’t already made that way.

Any thoughts?
 

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You could grind the edge to put a slight radius on it. Myself and members of the woodturning club I belong to do it all the time, especially with skews. You're not removing much metal at all, just getting rid of the square edge. Makes it a lot easier to roll the tool and keep it at the angle you want it. Manufacturers don't do it because it adds an extra step to the process.
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Thanks for that info. My skew already has a radiused edge and I thought about just getting a skew and grinding it to be a scraper, but since I already have a scraper, that didn't seem like a good use of money.
 
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