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Well I've gathered stuff to practice scraping.

Discussion in 'MACHINE RESTORATION & WAY SCRAPING' started by expressline99, Mar 15, 2017.

  1. Bob Korves

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    A perfectly good hand scraper can be made without any welding equipment and without any machinery at all, just hand tools. Your surface plate looks good from here, though it is hard to check it for millionths flatness by looking at the pics...
     
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    I got an incredible tour from him, thanked him profusely, and then asked if some of my friends might be able to get a group tour. He declined, sadly...
     
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    if you decide to 'scrap' :);) those Logan parts I can use them for other projects!:eek:
     
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    lol Ooops. I will be scraping them. (I edited that out....don't want people to get the wrong idea!)
     
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    I gotta wonder if that's my future self... Am I living in the woods with a big shop then?

    Also, is it a bad sign when I caught myself trying to see if my mouse is hinging at about 30%?

    Paul
     
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    Na, you won't. Just drool more!:D:grin:
     
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    It's your money... I would try to get a bit of exposure to the sport first. Let's work up a scraping day, come and visit, and try out a few different scrapers on some victims... Nobody wants to buy a car without taking it, or one like it, for a test drive. Length and width matter, so does flexibility. Some people use different techniques that require different handles. Sure, you can make most anything work, but something that feels comfortable, helps with accuracy, and makes you happy will go a long way toward making scraping enjoyable.
     
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    Great idea. I'll put the brakes on until I can get some time in with different tools. It seems to me at least in my mind that I want one that has some spring to it.

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    I was using my Logan again today and there is a hinging motion going on with the compound where it's worn. When in that position I can actually twist it with my hand a little. It of course has new gibs. The compound must be scraped back into check. It currently leaves me with half of it being tight enough to use and the rest too sloppy to do anything with. How hard would it be to get that back in shape? If I got that part done first I'd be thrilled. Seems like I can start there and work my way down using that as reference for the rest. The machine restoration book mentions taking it from there down. But I haven't gotten far enough to know if that's the best way.

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    Paul, the first job in the sequence of operations of reconditioning a lathe (after leveling the bed) is scraping in the compound rest. Great place to start, though the basic scraping skills must come first. That is a straightforward job without a lot of surface area that needs to be worked on.

    (Most people would probably want to attack the bed ways first when reconditioning a lathe, but they would only be making a LOT more work for themselves... READ AND UNDERSTAND THE BOOK FIRST!)
     
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    Good well at least the way I'm reading it makes sense then.
     

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