All About Scraping And Cutting

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All About Scraping And Cutting

This quiz explores the depths of your knowledge about cutting and scraping tools used in woodworking.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Cutting, Scraping & Shear Scraping are terms that woodturners use
    • A. 

      To impressing other woodworkers

    • B. 

      When referring to different processes for removing wood

    • C. 

      To confuse readers when writing articles

    • D. 

      To distinguish between a good cut and a bad cut

  • 2. 
    Cutting and scraping
    • A. 

      May both require sanding

    • B. 

      Should never be used on spindle-turned objects

    • C. 

      Are both hard on tools so you should use only shear scraping

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 3. 
    Scraping
    • A. 

      Is done with scrapers that can be round or square or diamond-point or angled

    • B. 

      Is easy to learn

    • C. 

      Is best when using scrapers that are heavy, which helps make the cut more stable

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 4. 
    One advantage of using a scraper is
    • A. 

      You never have to learn how to use the cutting method

    • B. 

      You can remove minute amounts of wood in a specific area of a turning

    • C. 

      Scraping tools always remain sharp

    • D. 

      A & B

  • 5. 
    The bevel angle for a scraping tool
    • A. 

      Should be between about 30 and 60 degrees

    • B. 

      Should be close to 90 degrees

    • C. 

      Is of no consideration

    • D. 

      Is correct when it arrives from the store

  • 6. 
    Cutting
    • A. 

      Is faster than scraping

    • B. 

      Is done with gouges and skew chisels

    • C. 

      Leaves the fibers of the wood in better shape than scraping does when initial cuts are made

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 7. 
    Cutting should be employed as much as possible when turning wood. The exception to this  
    • A. 

      Is when the tool needs to be moved uphill on the cove of a spindle

    • B. 

      Is when you are teaching beginners

    • C. 

      Is when you are going to paint the wood

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 8. 
    The steepness of the bevel on a gouge is of some importance for achieving a good cut and for
    • A. 

      Ease of sharpening

    • B. 

      The look of the tool

    • C. 

      Controlling the tool when cutting

    • D. 

      Keeping your tool cool while it cuts

  • 9. 
    Shear scraping  
    • A. 

      Can be done with scrapers and with gouges

    • B. 

      Achieves a very fine, controlled cut

    • C. 

      Is sometimes the only method for accessing difficult-to-cut areas

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 10. 
    To shear scrape with a bowl gouge, the profile of the gouge should be
    • A. 

      Straight across

    • B. 

      That of a fingernail grind, making sure the sides are sharp

    • C. 

      You should never shear scrape with a bowl gouge

    • D. 

      Closer to what you would use if you were not sure what it should be

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