View Full Version : shaping a tang A2 steel

10-30-2009, 12:18 PM
Hi, I would like to make woodturning scrapers out of A2 steel.
How do I shape the tang? Thanks for your help, Peter

10-30-2009, 01:21 PM
Over the years I've used a hacksaw, grinder and bandsaw to shape these tangs depending on what was at hand. Custom scraper profiles can save a lot of time at the lathe. Good luck.

10-30-2009, 09:36 PM
i just made a scraper (for metal)
I roughed the shoulder of the tang on the mill , then heated it up with a OA torch,and drew it out into the proper traditional shape, and let it cool slowly.

i will not be forging any more tangs, waste of time trying to fit the handle,
next one is just getting a straight square tang, going into a hole with epoxy.