Cabinet Scraper Plane and Burnisher

 This was made for a Plane swap in 2021. After going through about 5 other ideas, including some prototypes, I finally settled on making a cabinet scraper. I found this plan in ShopNotes Issue No. 133 (January 2014) and followed their plans pretty closely including their choice of wing bolts from McMaster-Carr and Kunz #80 replacement blade.
 The wood I call ambrosia hickory is from a log I helped a neighbor cut down about 7 years ago. The spalting was caused largely by ambrosia beetles. The wood is nice and solid and finishes to a really nice silky feel. There are a few worm holes in this piece that were filled with a dyed CA. I also had to fill a hole in the sole and minor crack in a knot on the sole. They were supposed to be on the top but I screwed up when cutting it out on the band saw. From tip to tip, it is just under 12" long. Initial shaping was done on the band saw and the bed angle was cut on the table saw before it was shaped by hand with block plane, chisel, rasp and shinto saw rasp.
 In case my swap recipient didn't have a burnisher, I decided to add one as a bonus item. The steel is from Taytools (via Amazon) and the handle is turned from a piece of bois d'arc (osage orange).
Here are some photos from the recipient LJ drsurfrat (RIP), demonstrating that it actually does work as intended.


BTW, the blade is backwards in some of the photos. 

--Nathan, TX. Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.


I’ve built two of those from the ShopNotes plan  but yours is prettier.
Nice piece of wood there.

The early bird gets the worm but its the second mouse that gets the cheese.

Thanks.  That hickory is some of the best wood to work that I have ever used.  It looks like it should be soft and rotted but it finishes so nicely.  It makes great tool handles.  I've sort of hoarded it and I have only got few small pieces left.  

--Nathan, TX. Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

Now that is a tool I would relish to have in my shop.

No Bees. No Honey. Bees Lives Matter

beautiful tools nathan ,that hickory really makes a statement.

working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

Nicely done Nathan, a very nice tool with a pretty piece of wood.

Main Street to the Mountains

Was pretty then, and it’s still pretty now, Nathan.

May you have the day you deserve!

Much prettier than my E. C. Stearns one which doesn't make as nice shavings either.

"Duck and Bob would be out doin some farming with funny hats on." chrisstef

Great tool!

Ryan/// ~sigh~ I blew up another bowl. Moke told me "I made the inside bigger than the outside".

Now that's my kind of tool. Beautiful to look at and a joy to use. Great work.

Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it.

Thanks guys.  

--Nathan, TX. Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.