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Re: [Shop-talk] Floor scraper...but it's not that easy

To: Randall <>
Subject: Re: [Shop-talk] Floor scraper...but it's not that easy
From: Scott Hall <>
Date: Tue, 3 Nov 2015 15:37:17 -0600
Cc: "" <>
References: <> <94.ED.03679.3A019365@cdptpa-oedge01>
Actually, the scraper blade *is* shaped just like a very large chisel.

And it's made of something like Mithral--my first thought was to file the
scraper until a desired level of dull-ness was achieved. My file isn't
doing a thing to it--not even the edges (like you suggested). Or else the
wood and tile are just that soft. I've hacked up about 50 sq. ft. of floor
so far.

On Tue, Nov 3, 2015 at 1:53 PM, Randall <> wrote:

> > I need...a dull(er) scraper. Maybe. Something I can lever
> > under the tile
> > that won't bite into the wood or tile. Or do I just need
> > something else?
> What about filing a taper on the end of the scraper, making it more like a
> wood chisel?  With some practice, maybe you could hit the
> edge of the tile at just the right angle, so the sharp edge would get
> under the edge of the tile, then the natural lever action as
> the scraper moves would lever the tile away from the wood.  You might also
> want to round or blunt the corners to make them less apt
> to dig in.
> -- Randall
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