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in the last episode i blued up the rear of the blade and made a rub on the support pillars and throat.
the contact was not good on the throat, the pillars seemed to have less than stellar contact.
Heres a look at the tools that i'm using on this portion of the project...
an old Anderson Bros. Hand Scraper and a Swiss Pattern Rifflers File.
the hand scraper is a smaller version of the more common larger hand scraper seen in videos and tool trade books.
If i'm not mistaken it was designed for dovetail and smaller surface work as the entire scraper with handle is less than 14" long.
the rifflers file is resting in a shop made barstock handle, a couple set screws keep the file in place during use.
I switched to red for my transfer color more out of curiosity than anything else.
i was curious if red would stand out a little better for photography .
the color of spotting ink a scraper uses is really inconsequential, in most cases, as long as a difference between highs and lows are detectable.
Heres a close up picture of the support pillars and throat dressed in Red after a few cycles...
I'm on the right track. I'm gaining contact on both the support pillars and the throat.
The majority of the work on these pictures is being performed by the rifflers file.
Below is a zoomed out picture from a slightly different perspective.