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Florian F Fortner

Universal Scraping Tool

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The scrapers that have been posted so far all have the handle in the plane of the blade. This design is, however, not very suitable to apply even pressure in the lateral direction (prone to left-right wobbling) and the tracking of the scraped line is not that good. 

I built a new one that has balls of steel - handles on either side of the tool, a universal slot that can take lathe bits and self made tools made of pieces of old files and a guide on either side that is free of any wobbling (made of brass to conserve the U-profile that holds the blade).

With this tool it's possible to make fullers (even double or triple fullers as common in rapiers, which need very high precision), hollow-scrape blade bevels, and the fuller-like hollow shapes in the ricasso of rapiers and swords (up to a certain width only, I doubt it will work over 20mm width).

In the following pictures I am doing a parallel fuller (the WIP of this rapier will come up shortly) which tapers along the length, yet stays parallel with just a slight ridge between the fullers. For this the blade is clamped at a slight angle on the jig. This jig is actually the same I use for all grinding, it has adjusting screws every 10cm, to level out the distal taper and ensure that the blade lies down flat on the surface.

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To have a crisp end of the fuller, I just clamp a mechanical stop onto the jig, so the scraper will always stop in the same spot.

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Nice idea.  Thanks for sharing it. I am going to have to try something similar.

 

 

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Excellent modification!  Thanks for posting it.

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I like it. That's looks very useful. Share a video of it in action :-)

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Very nice, I love the accuracy of it.  I assume the cutting edge is oriented at 90°?

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 After doing more swords with different fuller demands I modified the device a bit. Now with the help of brass spacers, I can offset the chisel sideways, which is helpful for multiple fullers. The chisel made out of old files cut a lot better than industrial lathe bits. The ideal chisel blade angle is about 70°, a lot more than lathe bits. So the scraper can be held horizontally, which is easier to maintain.

 

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Great, I hope you don't mind if I make one identical! The highest form of flattery and all that :D

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