Ted’s Signature Grind Finesse Scrapers
$63.00 – $294.00
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, curly maple, or spalted wood. 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 before 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 $63
- 1/2″ Finesse scraper $108
- 3/4″ Finesse scraper $138
- Set of all three $294 (Save $15 over purchasing individually)
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.
|Dimensions||20 × 5 × 5 in|
1/4", 1/2", 3/4", All 3 chisels set
1 review for Ted’s Signature Grind Finesse Scrapers
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Pat Scott (verified owner) –
I ordered your small finesse scraper specifically with the intention that it would help me with a mill that a customer wanted. They sent me a hybrid wood/resin blank and wanted a mill from it. I’ve only made one hybrid mill before and this blank sure didn’t behave the same as my first time. The only way that I could shape it was with scrapers, and without your small scraper I could never have made the profile they wanted. I paid for the scraper with the sale of the mill which is a win-win. It’s always fun to have a reason to buy a new tool, and then have that tool perform exactly like you hoped it would. So thank you!