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My homemade scraper sharpener

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I just thought I'd share how I made myself an inexpensive sharpener for my plastic wax scraper.  My first scraper was a plastic wall switch cover that I sharpened with a normal file eek.gif  When that broke, I graduated to a scrap piece of 1/4" thick plexiglas that I sharpened with the same file.  But the file was too fine and took too long, and also it was hard to hold the scraper upright when pulling it across the file.

 

I saw the commercial Toko scraper sharpener that sells for around $50, which I thought was pretty steep.  But then I noticed Slidewright had a 12" panzer file for the modest price of $13, so I got one of those (along with a bunch of other stuff -- thanks Terry :-) and screwed the file to a piece of wood to which a bit of 2x4 was also attached as a right-angle guide.  (The holes in the file were already there -- how convenient!)  Here's what it looks like.

 

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To use it, I first lay the scraper flat on the file and pull it across on each side, then I hold the scraper against the guide and pull the edge across the file.  It works great!yahoo.gif

 

Not only that, but I got the warm, fuzzy feeling of making something myself and saving a few bucks.  And if I ever want to use the file for some other purpose, I can easily take it off.

post #2 of 9
That's pretty slick.

I just use soft jaws in my bench vise. They have a groove that holds a file pretty nicely, half-way down their respective faces. I use a basic mill bastard file so it doesn't cut as much as that pansar... more passes for me probably!
post #3 of 9

Nice!! Love seeing good ol' Yankee ingenuity.

post #4 of 9
I just put the scraper in a vice and use a panzer file in a smsll clamp designed for ski edges, set to zero degrees.
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Originally Posted by wooley12 View Post

Nice!! Love seeing good ol' Yankee ingenuity.



Here is my Canuck ingenuity: I let the snow pack scrape my skis.biggrin.gif

post #6 of 9

A piece of sandpaper stapled directly on the work bench is fine.  I'll even drag a plastic scraper along a ski edge to square it up and sharpen it in a ski area parking lot if I need a better edge on it out in the field. 

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Originally Posted by wooley12 View Post

Nice!! Love seeing good ol' Yankee ingenuity.

Thanks!  Good ol' Canuck ingenuity in this case...I'm in the Great White North biggrin.gif
 

 

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I'll even drag a plastic scraper along a ski edge to square it up and sharpen it in a ski area parking lot if I need a better edge on it out in the field. 

Oh, this is precious!  I love it!! tongue.gif
 

 

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Originally Posted by hyperkub View Post
I just put the scraper in a vice and use a panzer file in a smsll clamp designed for ski edges, set to zero degrees.

Hah!  Now why didn't I think of that?  I wouldn't have had to make anything! hissyfit.gif
 

 

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