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Thick or thin? For me it depends on the diameter and species of wood I’m turning. I turned a small maple bowl today. Something about that final cut with one hand supporting the walls of the bowl while removing the finest shavings. Its my version of living on the edge. The action picture is from the birch bowl I’m working on.

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Negative rake scraper? Looks like it's maybe a DWay handle and tool? Really nice, high pucker factor. Bet people are surprised when they pick them up.
 

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@Brandon Sloan , that is gorgeous!!! And I agree with you; not every piece should be thin. Form, type of wood, etc drives those design details. In this case I think you chose correctly. Take a similar block, change the shape some and a little "heavier" would probably work. But this piece, very, very nice!!!
 

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Negative rake scraper? Looks like it's maybe a DWay handle and tool? Really nice, high pucker factor. Bet people are surprised when they pick them up.
Thank you, this scraper and handle are made by Carter & Sons. It’s a traditional bowl scraper. They make some really nice tools, haven’t tried DWay yet. I do have some Thompson handles and I like them as well.
 

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David, you are right about D-Way’s negative rake scrapper. Got one with the handle a few weeks ago. Makes the job seem so effortless. Bill
Hey Bill, do you raise a burr by hand or are you using the burr raised by the grinder? I turned one of my Chinese scrapers into a negative rake scraper and the burr is gone after one pass. I’m sure the inferior steel has something to do with it, but I’ve also heard the NRS’s loose their burr faster then traditional scrapers. What’s your experience been?
 

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Fine looking bowl Brandon. Works fine for me as a thin bowl, but also depends on how intended to be used. We've got several bowls that are used almost daily, and I feed better with a bit more heft and resilience to getting knocked around.
 

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Brandon, I use a CBN wheel and also might dress the burr by hand. Jimmy, who has D-Way and Boxmaster, does a YouTube with Eric Lofstrom on sharpened D-Ways negative rake scrape. The name of the YouTube is Sharpening and using your Boxmaster tools and negative rake scraper. It is a super informative.
 

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Looks good Brandon. How many thins have you done so far?
Have you thought about emelishing the bottom of any with some sort of design? (Chattered or grooves?)
 

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Looks good Brandon. How many thins have you done so far?
Have you thought about emelishing the bottom of any with some sort of design? (Chattered or grooves?)
I’ve turned around 50. I have thought about some embellishing on the bottoms. Just need to invest in some tooling.
 

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I’ve turned around 50. I have thought about some embellishing on the bottoms. Just need to invest in some tooling.
If you have any diamond shaped carbides they can be used for making grooved surfaces. You could make a tool handle to hold the carbides instead of buying em. I've made a few using 3/8" rod....
 

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If you have any diamond shaped carbides they can be used for making grooved surfaces. You could make a tool handle to hold the carbides instead of buying em. I've made a few using 3/8" rod....
I think I have one of those cutters somewhere. I’ll have to dig it out and give it this a try.
 

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nothin fancy about it. Just used a file to flatten the seat, and a dremel for the recess area of the back side tip...

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I like it, Doesn’t look homemade. Seems like the trickiest part would be drilling and tapping the hole to secure the cutter.
 
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