Which burnisher

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  • #11466

    Hi all,

    It’s time for me to buy a card scraper (rectangular) and with that comes a burnisher. Should I get the round or the triangle shaped burnisher? What are the pros and cons?

    Thanks in advance.

    #11468
    Ken
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    #11504

    Thanks Ken. But what about the triangular burnisher? Mostly I see round ones.

    #11550
    Florian
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    Hi Michael,

    I would definitely go for the round one. If the only scraper you want to burnish is a rectangular one, you will be happy with the triangular burnisher but it feels less comfortable on round and especially narrower inside profiles. I bought the triangular one because one of the woodworkers from fine tools said he liked it more than the round one and since I had no experience at all I took it.

    I enjoy working wood in Germany.

    #11691

    I am also looking for the right file to straighten the scraper. Not sure which cut I need. Should I buy a bastard, 2nd or 3rd cut?

    Thanks.

    #11692
    Ken
    Participant
    #11694
    Mark Armstrong
    Participant

    I’m using a 2nd cut file.
    Also little trick put file in vise and run your scraper flat on bench top against file.Also if you have diamond plate put that in vise as well.
    It’s easier than trying to do that than trying to hold file level and flat on scraper in vise.
    I using round burnisher, you could use an un-platted screw driver of good quality carbon steel or Gouging chisel.

    Dagenham, Essex, England

    #11696
    dborn
    Participant

    I am not sure if this is available in Europe, but I use a Woodsmith card scraper sharpening jig. Comes with aNicholas file and a burnisher.

    #11706

    Thanks guys.



    @Ken
    : That’s a Nicholson. After reading Paul’s blog about them I cannot buy this brand. I am going for the Bahco brand.

    The bastard cut, which is mentioned a lot, is probably too coarse.

    #11707
    Ken
    Participant

    Do what you have to do buddy

    #11708

    Still thanks for thinking along 🙂

    #11724
    Paul Sellers
    Keymaster

    Guys, I have some thoughts on burnishers that might help. The best one of all is one I had made. I will let you know on my blog shortly what I discovered and even how to male one that really works.I would certainly not buy a triangular burnisher. I have found round or oval is best all rounder without compromise.

    #11727
    Mark Armstrong
    Participant

    Eagerly await your Blog paul 😉

    Dagenham, Essex, England

    #11742

    Thanks Paul. I am looking forward to the article.

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