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    Flea Market Purchases - Mitre Saw and Scraper

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    Sorry I don't have any information on the scraper for you John. I do have an old heavy steel mitre guage something like that though. I don't think mine has quite the quality of that one. I have two back saws and all three are in about the same condition as your find. When I come to that part of my clean up, I'll be sure and post some pictures. I believe I found mine at a yard sale some where along the line.

    Great score there

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    That scraper is a whole lot like a Stanley #12 or 12 1/2. If it's got holes for a wooden foot, it's a 12 1/2 (or is it 1/4?). The solid foot is a #12.

    The scraper used is the same as that used in the 112 scraper plane. The blade is beveled at 45 and may or may not be turned to a burr depending on your use.

    A good set of pics is over at patrick's blood & gore, here: http://supertool.com/StanleyBG/stan3.htm
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    Well, it turns out mine wasn't that hard to get to.
    Like I said, it isn't the quality of the one you found John.













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    Your scraper appears to be a clone of a Stanley #12, as others have said. It does appear to be missing the two adjustment nuts for the blade angle.

    If it's a true copy of the Stanley, the threads are some off-the-wall size, so good luck duplicating them on your lathe. Maybe you'll bet lucky, and Smith used a standard thread...

    In the alternative, you could make a complete new shaft - maybe 5/16' x 18 - and then you can use a standard tap for the nuts.

    Hock and Lie Neilson both make aftermarket blades for the #12. As others have said, it's the same blade as the #112 uses, and it's generally bevelled at 45, and used with no burr.

    The #12 is a pretty good scraper. Yours is definitely worth fixing up.

    BTW, the original Stanleys had a rosewood handle. Yours appears to be something else - maybe maple?
    Jim D.

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    Great score John. I am seriously jealous of anyone who can just 'spin out' parts on their lathe. That is a skill I have never had or attempted. I always get a kick out of the number of woodworkers I run into who are engineers, machinists, geeks or some combination of the three. Do we all share a common gene pool way back there somewhere? ;-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Clardy View Post
    WaltQ over on woodnet, collects scrapers.

    He may have some history, knowledge about yours.
    Ditto Steves comments. Walt hangs out in he Hand Tools forum. Nice guy and very knowledgeable. Good Brass City Records and you can find his web site. He is in Waterford(?) Conn.
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