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Ashley Iles woodturning tools


Shear scrapers


Wood turning shear scrapers


Key:

1 Tobias Kay shear scraper

2-4 Mike Tingey shear scrapers

5 Reg Sherwin shear scraper






The Tobias Kay shear scraper

Tobias Kay shear scraper



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Because it has a round nose his shear scraper is mainly used on the inside of bowls. The tool is held with the rounded corner on the rest and tilted at approximately 45 degrees. The rounded corner enables the tool to slide smoothly over the tool rest. It is 3/8 inch wide.



The Mike Tingey shear scrapers

Mike Tingey shear scraper


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This tool is available in three widths: 1/2 inch (12 mm), 3/4 inch (19 mm) and 1 inch 25 mm). It is used on a convex curve such as the outside of bowls. The long point allows good access betwen outside curve and the foot of the bowl. It is tilted at 45 degrees. The rounded corner allows it to slide smoothly over the tool rest.