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In using a plain scraper on the surface of wood the task grew exceedingly tiresome and I lightened the tedious work to some extent by making a handle for the scraper. The handle consisted of a piece of wood, 1 in. thick, .3 in. wide, and 6 in. long. A cut was made in the edge of the wood the width of the scraper blade and about 3 in. deep, and a bolt run through a hole bored centrally in the side, about
Ill: A Handle Attached to a Plain Scraper Blade Makes the Work Much Easier
2 1/2 in. from the lower edge. The blade was clamped in place with the bolt. - Contributed by J. D. Keiley, Yonkers, New York.