I use it here to scrape walnut
boards after I had planed them with a Stanley 4C.
I had forgotten how well that
particular scraper works. It is made of mahogany with banded
inlays as well as two little brass dot inlays on top of the
It is 7 3/4 long, 2 1/4 tall, and 1
1/4th thick. This photo shows the slant which has to be on the
bottom of the handles so the user can lean it.
I saw a homemade one in a junk
store years ago and enhanced the concept of capturing the card
scraper in slots in the handles and providing the means to flex
the blade. A scraper like this is easy to make and can be
fashioned from just about any scrap wood.
If you use
card scrapers lots, one of these wooden holders will save some
hand fatigue as well as prevent burns on your thumbs from the
heat that can suddenly result from friction.
I made this one with a central
adjustment screw to put a belly in the card scraper. The blade
flexes to create a belly like you normally do with your thumbs.
The screw in the center of the back is advanced to create more
belly or bulge in the blade.