I thought I could see saw marks on it. If you are having that much trouble with the 60 grit paper you might pick up some 40x discs and go over it first with that until you get the saw marks off. Then go back to 60 grit discs and continue until you work your way to 180 grit or finer. Think of it as polishing. You use the 40 grit to work out the saw marks and 60 grit to work out the swirls the 40 grit makes and so on.Thanks guys, I burned it with the table saw. I've been using a card scraper but I can't get a good burr on it so it doesn't last long and I've hit it with I believe it's 60 grit with the ros. Also I've used about 6 razor blades to shave off some but it seem like iris very deep and won't lighten up at all. Ill try the wetting it trick also. Sorry for the anger earlier I've just been working on this in my spare time and it isn't fun at the moment as I feel I'm getting nowhere!
Card scrapers are not sharpened per se. They need a new burr applied by a burnishing tool.I think I'm just going to try and keep at it with the card scraper. Maybe this project will be the one I how to sharpen one.