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Ted's Signature Grind Finesse Scrapers

$55.00$260.00

Ted’s Signature Grind Finesse Scrapers

$55.00$260.00

These scrapers are designed primarily for use on spindle oriented work but can also be used on bowls. They are for finessing the final form after cutting the initial shape with a gouge. Many beautiful woods with character are difficult to cut with standard chisels like crotch wood or curly maple. The final finessing cut is almost impossible to achieve without getting tiny catches that need repair with 100 grit sandpaper or worse. Trying to control a gouge on wood that exhibits both curl and plain grain is quite challenging. The gouge’s cut is “squirrely.” Another example is when repairing spalted maple with CA glue. Trying to cut both soft and glue reinforced areas with a gouge is very frustrating. Using a negative rake scraper is the only sane way to finesse the form. It works so well I now finesse scrape, prior to sanding, all of my pieces. Find out more about the finesse scraper by watching the video below.

  • Made in England by Henry Taylor Tools to my specifications
  • Factory edge is reground in-studio for your immediate use
  • Features M2 High Speed Steel
  • Choose from 3 available sizes:
  • 1/4″ Finesse scraper $55
  • 1/2″ Finesse scraper $95
  • 3/4″ Finesse scraper $123
  • Set of all three $260 (Save $13 over purchasing individually)
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Description

1/4" Finesse Scraper Specs:

Blade: 1/8″ thick x 1/4″ wide
Blade length: 3 1/4″ approx.
Tool length: 10 1/4″ approx.
Perfect for detailed work like smaller coves on wine stoppers.

1/2" Finesse Scraper Specs:

Blade: 1/4″ thick x 1/2″ wide
Blade length: 6 3/8″ approx.
Tool length: 16 1/2″ approx.
Perfect for coves found on the sides of peppermills and candlesticks.

3/4" Finesse Scraper Specs:

Blade: 1/4″ thick x 3/4″ wide
Blade length: 6 5/8″ approx.
Tool length: 16 3/4″ approx.
Perfect for long sweeping curves found on bowls, hollow forms or peppermills.

Hello Friends and Fellow Turners, I know many of you have seen me use negative rake scrapers in my recent videos and quite often I am asked to stock them on my site. Well, I am pleased to finally offer them here. They are high quality high speed steel chisels made by Henry Taylor in Sheffield, UK using Sheffield Steel. All scrapers come with handles and I personally grind the cutting edge by hand. These chisels are ready for immediate use. They are designed to be used flat on the tool rest, and are so easy to use they have virtually no learning curve. The sides are factory radiused so they glide on your toolrest. Please note: it is very important that your toolrest is smooth and nick free or these imperfections will transfer to your work through the tool. (This is true of any tool so keep the toolrest blemish free.) These scrapers allow me to fine-tune a curve with a fluid motion from side to side, originating from my ankles and enabling me to control the curves in the most sensous ways. Bowl and spindle gouges don’t allow the same body movement behind the lathe on the final pass, thus leaving a surface that looks labored over and unemotional. It took me years to realize this. I thought like most woodturners think: Scraping is taboo. Not so. Once you realize the emotion and feeling you can put into your final form so effortlessly just by removing a few wisps of wood that seem to fall off in all the right places with extreme control, you’ll wonder how you ever got by without the fingernail scraper. These scrapers are designed primarily for use on spindle oriented work but can also be used on bowls. They are for finessing the final form after cutting the initial shape with a gouge. Many beautiful woods with character are difficult to cut with standard chisels like crotch wood or curly maple. The final finessing cut is almost impossible to achieve without getting tiny catches that need repair with 100 grit sandpaper or worse. Trying to control a gouge on wood that exhibits both curl and plain grain is quite challenging. The gouge’s cut is “squirrely.” Another example is when repairing spalted maple with CA glue. Trying to cut both soft and glue reinforced areas with a gouge is very frustrating. Using a negative rake scraper is the only sane way to finesse the form. It works so well I now do it on all of my pieces. After you place your order, allow an additional day for shipping since I grind these myself. I am sure the short wait will be well worth your time. With Warm Regards,   Ted Sokolowski Signature
"I have had these scrapers a while now since you came out with them. I absolutely love them. I use them on every piece of work I have turned and the end result is unbelievable. Congratulations on a well thought-out and wonderful product. Thank you very much."
arthur becker's finesse scraped footed bowl
Arthur Becker
Woodturner

Additional information

Weight 34 oz
Dimensions 20 × 5 × 5 in
Attribute

1/4", 1/2", 3/4", All 3 chisels set

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