Negative Rake Scraper Setting Gauges
Who knew that there are so many different opinions on what angles to use for a Negative Rake Scraper? It seems like everyone has a different idea for which angles are best. This new set of three NRS Setting Gauges offers quick easy and repeatable included angles for 75 degrees, 60 degrees and 50 degrees. It seems everyone agrees that negative rake scrapers are more user friendly, less aggressive, easier to use, give a better finish and catch far less than conventional scrapers. NRS are almost universally regarded as finishing tools to be used for cleaning up bowls, plates and platters. Some folks use them on spindles as well. I have been using NRS to true up my Amazing Doughnut Chucks for a couple of years now and I have not found any other tool which even come close to being smooth cutting and, in my case, absolutely catch free. Your gauges are made from durable ¼” white acrylic with navy blue letters deeply engraved and paint filled for long life. They are calibrated for use with 8” wheels and a solid grinding platform like the ones supplied with most major brands of lathe tool grinding jigs such as the OneWay Wolverine and the Savannah ProGrind system. These gauges make setup extremely fast (average is under 15 seconds), repeatable and accurate. A set of three gives you the option of using different angles for different scrapers in different applications. My goal was to offer a solution which will work for most folks in most situations most of the time. I’m pretty sure you will agree.