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The Hamler scraper insert installed in my Bedrock 606 makes easy work of cleaning up this curly ash edge.
A few years ago I purchased a scraper insert from planemaker Paul Hamler. The insert replaced the frog in my Bedrock No.6 creating a great scraper in a long body, ideal for leveling large panels or cleaning up edges. The scraper uses a thin blade that actually flexes slightly during the scrape and produces a beautiful finish no matter how gnarly the wood. The nice thing about the insert is that you can quickly change your No.6 from a plane to a scraper and back again so you don’t have to dedicate a plane body to the insert.
When I got my scraper insert it was the final batch of Bedrock inserts and Paul said he was not going to produce any more inserts, but he recently discovered a batch of 60 rough castings for inserts for Bailey No.6 planes and is in the process of machining and assembling the inserts. These will be the last Hamler scraper inserts. I thought I would give anyone interested a head’s-up, these inserts will go fast. The price is $150.00 plust $5.00 shipping and will have a freshly sharpened blade ready for work.
For more information on the Hamler Scraper Insert, visit his website.
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I think I'd just as soon buy a complete scraper plane from Veritas for $169.00. Am I missing something?
I just heard from mr. Hamler and the scraper inserts are all spoken for. I hope some FWW readers got chance to snap one up.
Where can I get one for a #7?
It certainly is a neat tool. Mine is in a Bailey 4 1/2 and is my "go to" scraper for dealing with highly figured woods and burl veneers. The thing I like the most is the control it gives me... no more tear-out.
The finish I get on a scraped surface can't be beat. Wish I had discovered it years ago.
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