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Scraper for getting fiber from leaves
Dec 3rd, 2022 at 1:32pm
 
I just came up with a simple design for a scraper that works well and just about anyone should be able to make if they want to try and get fibers from leaves. Such as yucca, agave, flax, cabbage palm, palmetto, etc.

https://youtu.be/bT9yY5dE5rE

Turn on closed captions for more info in the video. I did closed captions so automatic translation should work too.
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Re: Scraper for getting fiber from leaves
Reply #1 - Dec 6th, 2022 at 7:49pm
 
Nice tutorial! That design worked really well.

Do you think a normal wood scraper would work? Because they're pretty thin, I think it's possible they might end up cutting through the fibers.  Don't know though.
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Reply #2 - Dec 7th, 2022 at 1:14pm
 
Yeah...I dunno. Too sharp is bad. I tried the cutting end of a wood chisel...too sharp. The 90 edge of the chisel was fine though...that gave me the idea for this.

You mean a wood scraper for bows?  Maybe.
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Reply #3 - Dec 7th, 2022 at 7:04pm
 
They can be used for bows. This kind of thing: https://www.amazon.com/Fulton-Burnisher-Multi-Shaped-Rectangle-Gooseneck/dp/B08G.... But without putting a burr on it obviously.
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Re: Scraper for getting fiber from leaves
Reply #4 - Dec 8th, 2022 at 12:03am
 
Ah, yes.  I think the only issue is that you need to put a lot of downward pressure, and it is hard to hold on to something that thin and not bend it, but it could work, certainly.
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