How to Sharpen & Use a Card Scraper with Elia Bizzarri

//How to Sharpen & Use a Card Scraper with Elia Bizzarri

In my above video Elia Bizzarri shares his no-nonsense method for sharpening and using a card scraper…without expensive jigs!

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Elia shared this tutorial right after we finished filming out DVD on building a Windsor Rocking Chair from a Tree…click here to be notified when the DVD is released.

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Did you miss the tour of Elia’s workshop that I shared with my readers last year? If so, you can watch it here. The same page will let you watch Elia on The Woodwright’s Shop with Roy Underhill!

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TOOL LINKS

Here are some links to help you find the basic card scraper sharpening products:

 

 

Here are a few of Elia’s chairs that I photographed recently:

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Here are a few photos from our recent video shoot for the DVD on how to build a Windsor Chair:

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And here are some details that I photographed of Elia’s beautiful work:

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You can contact Elia and place orders for custom Windsor chairs at his website here.

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Joshua loves mixing his passion for traditional hand tool woodworking with his ability to teach in a simple manner. He lives on a small farm in Earlysville, Virginia with his wife and four children, and builds furniture in his workshop / woodworking school.

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5 Comments on "How to Sharpen & Use a Card Scraper with Elia Bizzarri"

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ROBERT LINDH
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Great scraper video.Thanks,Bob Lindh,Western Pa.

Bill Rankin
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Really appreciate your efforts sharing all this, Joshua. You are doing a great service by helping to preserve these skills.

Johnnie Skears
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Joshua,This is the answer to most of the questions I never knew I needed to ask. The hours I’ve spent trying to get my scrapers to work/cut with truly indifferent results.
Elia’s explanation of his simple sharpening routine AND most importantly the why. The what to do and what not to do while using a scraper, made for a clearer understanding of this most simple/ difficult tool. A job well done, both of you..

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