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    Sorby Tear drop scraper

    How is this scraper sharpened. Up till now, I have used a diamond offset mini hones to sharpen the top of the scraper. Looking at the round scraper that the Multi tool hollower from Sorby comes with , the sides are sharpened to a slight angle. Should'nt the Tear drop be sharpened with a slight angle also?

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    John, I don't have the Sorby scraper, but the scraper bits with my Monster system are similar. I sharpen them just like a regular handled scraper.

    These pics show a tool bit being sharpened, but I use the same grinder setup (and the same angle) for my scrapers...both handled and just the bits:
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    Hi John,

    I have the Sorby tear-drop scraper and I sharpen it the way Vaughn does on a platform and just turn it with my fingers (gloves on). I sharpen my scraper at 80 degrees and it works fine. The only advice I would offer is to grind lightly and keep the piece moving so that you don't end up with a flat spot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brendan McAreavy View Post
    The only advice I would offer is to grind lightly and keep the piece moving so that you don't end up with a flat spot.
    I second that!! Very lightly and keep it moving -- it doesn't take much.

    Tony

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    Ditto. 80 degrees and keep it moving.
    Bernie W.

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    I use a tear drop scraper.

    I lay it flat on a good diamond hone. It hasn't seen a grinding wheel in years.

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