Veritas Scraper Sharpeners archive
Thursday 15 January 2009
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This system consists of a Jointer & Edger, a three-sided Burnisher and a Variable Burnisher, all of which are available separately. Other than a sharpening stone, which all of us will have anyway, Veritas have produced the complete scraping sharpening kit, so now there is no excuse to shy away from scrapers! All the items come with full instructions.
Jointer & EdgerThe Jointer & Edger provides a reliable way of removing an old scraper burr or grinding a 45 degree edge. Failing to grind away the old burr is a common cause of irregular edges on a freshly 'sharpened' scraper. This jointer can also be used for jointing saws, if you sharpen your own saws.
In practice you place a mill file in the holder and run it along the scraper edge, thereby giving the scraper a true 90 degree edge prior to forming the burr. You can reverse the holder and, using the 45 degree fence, produce a 45 degree angle on a scraper blade. Do not be confused by the fact that one puts a 90 degree edge on a scraper but a 45 degree edge on a scraper blade - a scraper and a scraper blade are of course two separate items.