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Changing Large Scraper to Large Bedan? (Read 170 times)
 
Mike Turner
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Changing Large Scraper to Large Bedan?
Dec 27th, 2017 at 7:44am
 
I have been using a bedan on my flutes which works really good esp. when I am getting them to size.  I use other tools to rough shape them.

Anyhow I purchased a large scraper 1 5/16" by 3/8". I had it cut off square on the end.It works good as is and takes small amounts like a scraper would.I was wondering if it would do better if I would shape the end like the bedan?? I know I could probably get better cuts with the gouge but the bedan has been working for me so I was wondering if the larger one would be even better.....Oh after viewing some Youtube videos I use mine upside down...It works good for me that way. (it is mainly a sizing tool)   

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Re: Changing Large Scraper to Large Bedan?
Reply #1 - Dec 27th, 2017 at 12:21pm
 
I have never used one anywhere near that size but...
at 1-5/16 that seems like a lot of tool edge to engage the wood at one time.  Mine is 1/2" wide and I seldom if ever use the full width when sizing, normally 3/8 or less for a tenon.
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Re: Changing Large Scraper to Large Bedan?
Reply #2 - Dec 27th, 2017 at 7:24pm
 
Yes  Mike it is wide. As a scraper like it is it evenly removes a small amount.I was wanting to try it with a shape similar to the bedan.If it doesnt work I can shape it back like a scraper...I have had good luck with my bedan I have been using in the past!   Just another tool junkie!!
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