Before making this latest video on scraper techniques, I looked at quite a few YouTube scraper sharpening videos. I watched so many makers talk about their method for getting a good edge with interest. All of them are going after the same thing but speak about it differently. Those differences are important to hear and watch. Each will hit home differently and some will fit your approach more comfortably. I also think that hearing similar techniques from different perspectives helps add dimension to one’s understanding.
I am not saying my techniques are better by adding my own voice to the mix, but that I want to help build your understanding of what scrapers can do when sharpened correctly. This is true of all my videos and of the spirit in which I offer them.
As with any instruction on techniques, the best we can hope to do is to help you understand how and why something is done. You’ll need to set time aside to practice for the sake of skill development rather than getting a task done. Sharpen your scrapers daily whether they need it or not. Pay attention to the differences from one sharpening to another. What are you doing differently to cause those variables? Practice consistently and practice consistency. And have fun! You will eventually get results that will change the way you think about scraping.
These videos are a bit unpolished but, in the interest of getting these out to you during the pandemic, we are sharing them as is. I hope you find them useful. Your feedback is appreciated and we hope you’ll let your friends know about them.
Stay healthy and creative!