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Thread: Stanley 80 scraper ( Updated with pictures just for Bill)

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    Stanley 80 scraper ( Updated with pictures just for Bill)

    Ok you Neander and flatworker types, you been holding out on me.

    Some time back i bought via ebay an a old #80 stanley scraper. Well for a few dollars i got a new blade at good ole LV and had the two sitting in the draw for the big ol sharpening bonanza that took place in my shed this last week. Heck i could not start the new year with blunt tools

    Well i know we all getting on a little in years and going gray around the ears etc but you guys sure could have shared the excitement this little gem creates.

    I put the new blade in after having flattened the sole completely ( more shoulder breaking effort) and went to work on the ornary walnut from Michigan and voila i could not stop. It was so darn exciting i just kept on and on. Ultra thin shavings everywhere.

    Why is it so few woodworkers can express the excitement that comes from these tools. Man i am not shy to say i was like a little kid. I got so excited I called loml out by phone to come and see what i had. Even she was amazed which takes a lot.

    So you guys have been holding out on me and keeping this little gem a secret and all to yourself. Boy for what i paid (pretty cheap i cannot remember exactly) this is a really great tool.

    I have a set of hand scrapers and yeah they good but no cigar but this inconspicuous #80 is the king of fixer uppers.

    Where i had gouges and cuts from the Coffin plane i was setting up, this just smoothed them away. Wood definitely did not need sanding after a shave with one of these.

    If you gonna do a table top which i am in the process of ( small one though) this is the ideal tool.


    Ok now the cat is out of the bag.
    Last edited by Rob Keeble; 01-08-2011 at 05:38 AM.
    cheers

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    Man I hate getting old, as my eyes are just not what they use to be. I don't see a Stanley 80, no chocolate from Michigan, nor any chocolate curls. Guess I need better glasses!
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    your right Bill I don't see anything either must not have happened.
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    Me neither, we are getting too old for this guys
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    Hey another thing, guys. Rob must have way too much Michigan Chocolate as he uses it for practice. Poor me, I have to use left over pieces of framing lumber or if I am lucky some cruddy oak from a old pallet. Next thing we probably will hear he makes his push sticks out of the stuff. I wonder what Larry thinks about all this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Satko View Post
    Hey another thing, guys. Rob must have way too much Michigan Chocolate as he uses it for practice. Poor me, I have to use left over pieces of framing lumber or if I am lucky some cruddy oak from a old pallet. Next thing we probably will hear he makes his push sticks out of the stuff. I wonder what Larry thinks about all this.
    Poor you? Poor me that the biggest ( and only) chocolate part I have measures 6 x 5 x 1/2" and it is a sample from a flooring company. Although I must admit that Larry is keeping me a piece to use next time I come to US.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Satko View Post
    Hey another thing, guys. Rob must have way too much Michigan Chocolate as he uses it for practice. Poor me, I have to use left over pieces of framing lumber or if I am lucky some cruddy oak from a old pallet. Next thing we probably will hear he makes his push sticks out of the stuff. I wonder what Larry thinks about all this.
    he hasnt received any more Bill if he is using it for scrap practice, then i quess.. maybe he should share some with yu how much yu want bill
    i think i can find some layun around here somewhere..
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    Quote Originally Posted by larry merlau View Post
    how much yu want bill
    i think i can find some layun around here somewhere..
    I think you need to help out Toni, as the poor guy has resorted to stealing floor samples in order get any decent wood.

    Sure glad I live in North America where walnut is plentiful enough to be used to make table saw push sticks!
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    this fall i burnt it for heat,, to keep the chill off. bad thing about toni is the ship doesnt come in to me much.. and the customes would kill us i think,, but am willing to try toni..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Satko View Post
    I think you need to help out Toni, as the poor guy has resorted to stealing floor samples in order get any decent wood.

    Sure glad I live in North America where walnut is plentiful enough to be used to make table saw push sticks!
    but like i said bill if yu want some i can get yu some..
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