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[Source] Triangle scraper


#1

Hello all. I am looking for the simple triangle scraper Alan Revere
likes to use. While making a pair of earrings I was wishing I had it
and filing off the bur forever.

Connie Langan
www.papayani.com


#2

Connie, Take an old triangle needle file and grind dow, file, and
polish the surface. Tada!!! you have a triange scraper.

Jennifer Friedman
Ventura, CA


#3

I found one at the university bookstore in the printmaking section.

Frank A. Finley
Salish Silver
Handmade Indian Jewelry


#4

Hi Connie,

The scraper you are talking about was Part number 152.102 with Frei
& Borel, I’m not sure if they still carry it or not. Rio Grande has a
Friedrich Dick scraper which is part number 113.928.

Marta Irvin


#5

You can buy it in tool supplies, it is called “machinist scraper”,
but it is also easy to make; grind off teeth from the end of old
triangular file and finish edges on sharpening stone.


#6

Hello Connie,

J Schmalz has the item you need it is a burnisher and triangle
scrapper, or go to page 85 in their catalogue you will find a lot.

Khushroo


#7

Hi Connie,

I do not know what scraper Alan Revere uses, but I can tell you
about my scrapers. I use old triangular needle files, when they are
broken it is easy to grind off the files teeth and you are able to
make triangular scrapers out of files. I have one favourite that I
have been using for thirty years, and it is great for cleaning off
burrs in tight places, all it requires is the occasional resharpen on
an oilstone. If you have an old triangular needle file just snap off
half of the pointed end, then grind a new point to whatever scraper
size you want, I have short stubby points and long sharp points.

James Miller in the UK enjoying the spring sunshine.
https://www.ganoksin.com/orchid/jmdesign.htm


#8

I also make old triangle files into scrapers. In addition I break
off the tang and shape the end of the file into a burnisher so I can
scrape, flip the tool and burnish out the scraped area.


#9

Thank you to James, Jennifer, Leonid, Frank, Marta, and Armaity. I
think I will look to Rio Grande, because I am so new I don’t yet
have an “old” triangle file!

Connie Langan
www.papayani.com


#10
I also make old triangle files into scrapers. In addition I break
off the tang and shape the end of the file into a burnisher so I
can scrape, flip the tool and burnish out the scraped area. 

Hey, that makes a lot of sense. Double-ended tools-- I use them a
lot as a dental hygienist.

Until I can get a triangle scraper I am using a dental sharpener
called a Nievert Whittler. Very versatile for scraping, sharpening,
and graving. Made by Interstate Dental in New Hyde Park NY.

Connie