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 doublegeek scraping tool
Author: Cindy Skelton-Becker 
Date:   2019-06-08 17:18

I am enjoying learning to make reeds now. And I am an avid 'shopper' == found a device called a doublegeek. Anyone use it?

From the video they post, I think two things.

First = it is only for final dressing and shaping.
Second = no sharpening? Treat with old only?

admitted gadget freak = if I buy one, my teacher will probably laugh and then frown at me. But it looks like it is easier than the knife for fine trim work.

Senior aged beginner.

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 Re: doublegeek scraping tool
Author: steve1221 
Date:   2019-06-08 19:06

I think that thing is made of carbide - so its harder than regular steel.

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 Re: doublegeek scraping tool
Author: Cindy Skelton-Becker 
Date:   2019-06-08 20:03

Oh now that makes sense. Also explains the cost.

Senior aged beginner.

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 Re: doublegeek scraping tool
Author: Hotboy 
Date:   2019-06-11 20:49

I have one, and it is better than using a dull standard reed knife. However, I hardly ever use it because I find that it doesn't scrape tips anywhere close to as well as a properly sharpened reed knife.

Because it never needs sharpening, it's a compromise product for those unwilling to learn how to properly sharpen a reed knife.

Dane
Bay Area, California

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 Re: doublegeek scraping tool
Author: steve1221 
Date:   2019-06-13 05:40

I'm sure if you wanted to you can sharpen it if need be by using diamond tools

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 Re: doublegeek scraping tool
Author: fromsfca 2017
Date:   2019-06-17 03:35

I use one for adjusting, when I can’t use a knife.

It works fine, not as well as a knife. I primarily carry it when flying some place and I can’t bring a knife.

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 Re: doublegeek scraping tool
Author: Hotboy 
Date:   2019-06-22 02:17

"I'm sure if you wanted to you can sharpen it if need be by using diamond tools"

The nature of the 90-degree angles of the cutting surface is the limitation. They cannot be sharpened further.

Dane
Bay Area, California

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