Negative Rake Scraper
I have seen a lot of talk on other forums about negative rake scrapers and I have been thinking about it for a while. So I went to PSI and bought a 3/4" sqaure end scraper. I took and ground it to a combined angle of 42*. It looks like a skew. I had been in contact with Cindy Drozda who has been great in helping. Anyway once I got the shape I wanted and is one she suggested then you only sharpen on one side so you have a burr on the top side. I will say this. I have been working on another lidded box like the finial star. I used it on the inside of the lid and the top side of the lid. I can say it does a great job with thin, wispy ribbons and I actually finish sanded it with just 400 and 600 grit. Anyway the finish on the inside and outside was just smooth like glass. I also wanted it to try and lighten the dye like she does on the background colors. So will continue to try it on different projects to see how it goes.
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