Axe Profile Scraper
Cabinet scrapers have been used in woodworking and furniture carpentry for years. You can scrape in either direction without ripping the wood material. This new Axe Profile Scraper has been developed by Taryn O'Grady and Ted Hunter specifically for building axe handles.
Axe Profile Scraper
- One tempered stainless steel Axe Profile Scraper (approx 7" x 2.25")
- To keep the Axe Profile Scraper sharp, select the Burnisher Rod Kit Add-on to your order.
Use the Axe Profile Scraper at a shallow angle with the burr edge facing the direction of the pull or push.
Various edge sections of the Scraper can be used for different areas. At both ends are slight curves, whch are ideal for removing glue and any roughness from the flat surface areas.
Along one Scraper edge is a shallow curved area which is good for smoothing out the edges before adding any 45˚ shape.
The semi-circle areas are perfect for smoothing the final edge profile once the 45's are added.
Use the teardrop-shaped hole to hang up your Axe Profile Scraper and keep it sharp until the next project.
The Profile Scraper requires sharpening once the burred edges have worn down.
Watch this video for an in-depth look at how to sharpen the Axe Profile Scraper using a dremel tool and a burnisher.
Watch the video on the how-to page for a quick method of using a burnisher to create the burr (scroll to 3.27).
Q: Is this tool a replacement for the yellow handled-scrapers?
A: No, as the yellow tools are essential for scraping the rough edges to a flush state then adding the 45˚ edges.
Q: How many times can I use this scraper before I need to sharpen it?
A: It depends on how much it is used for. A well-sharpened Axe Profile Scraper should last for about 10 axe handles.
Q: If I use this scraper, do I still need to use sandpaper?
A: For a very smooth finish, we recommend using sandpaper as well. However it may be possible to clear coat after just using the Axe Profile Scraper.