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.