All About Scraping And Cutting

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All About Scraping And Cutting - Quiz

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

    Correct Answer
    B. When referring to different processes for removing wood
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "to distinguish between a good cut and a bad cut." Cutting, Scraping, and Shear Scraping are terms used by woodturners to describe different techniques for removing wood. These terms help woodworkers differentiate between a clean and precise cut and a rough or uneven cut.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. May both require sanding
    Explanation
    Cutting and scraping are both techniques used in woodworking that may require sanding afterwards. While cutting involves removing material with a sharp tool, scraping involves using a scraping tool to smooth the surface. Both techniques can leave rough edges or uneven surfaces that may need to be sanded for a smooth finish. Therefore, the correct answer is that cutting and scraping may both require sanding.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "All of the above". This means that all the statements mentioned in the question are true. Scraping can be done with scrapers of different shapes such as round, square, diamond-point, or angled. It is also easy to learn. Additionally, using heavy scrapers helps to make the cut more stable, which is considered the best approach. Therefore, all the given statements are correct.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. You can remove minute amounts of wood in a specific area of a turning
    Explanation
    Using a scraper allows you to remove small amounts of wood in a specific area of a turning. This is advantageous because it provides precise control over the shaping and smoothing of the wood, allowing for intricate details and fine adjustments. Unlike cutting methods, which may require more skill and technique to achieve the same level of precision, a scraper simplifies the process and allows for greater accuracy in woodworking. Additionally, scrapers can be easily sharpened or replaced when they become dull, ensuring that the tool remains effective throughout the woodworking process.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. Should be between about 30 and 60 degrees
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "should be between about 30 and 60 degrees." This is because a bevel angle within this range allows the scraping tool to effectively remove material while minimizing the risk of the tool digging in or causing damage. A bevel angle that is too small may result in inadequate cutting, while a bevel angle that is too large may make the tool difficult to control. Therefore, a bevel angle between 30 and 60 degrees strikes a balance between cutting efficiency and control.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    Cutting is indeed faster than scraping as it involves removing material from the wood more efficiently. It is done with gouges and skew chisels, which are specifically designed for cutting wood. When initial cuts are made, cutting leaves the fibers of the wood in better shape compared to scraping, which can cause more damage to the wood fibers. Therefore, all of the given statements are correct.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. Is when you are going to paint the wood
    Explanation
    Cutting should be employed as much as possible when turning wood because it helps to create clean and smooth surfaces. However, when you are going to paint the wood, it is not necessary to focus on achieving a perfect surface finish because the paint will cover any imperfections. Therefore, in this specific case, cutting can be minimized or avoided to save time and effort.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. Controlling the tool when cutting
    Explanation
    The steepness of the bevel on a gouge is important for controlling the tool when cutting. A steep bevel allows for better control and precision while using the gouge, as it helps to guide the tool along the desired path and prevent it from slipping or veering off course. It also allows for better maneuverability and responsiveness, making it easier to make accurate cuts and shape the material as intended. Therefore, the steepness of the bevel plays a crucial role in controlling the tool effectively during cutting tasks.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    Shear scraping is a technique that can be performed using both scrapers and gouges. It allows for a very fine and controlled cut, making it suitable for achieving smooth and precise finishes. Additionally, shear scraping is often the only method that can be used to access and cut difficult-to-reach areas. Therefore, the correct answer is "All of the above."

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. That of a fingernail grind, making sure the sides are sharp
    Explanation
    The correct answer is that of a fingernail grind, making sure the sides are sharp. Shear scraping with a bowl gouge requires a specific profile, which is similar to a fingernail grind. This profile allows the gouge to smoothly cut the wood fibers at a shear angle, resulting in a clean and smooth surface. It is important to ensure that the sides of the gouge are sharp to maintain efficient cutting and prevent tear-out.

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