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Phil Lowe Burnisher
Highland Item # 455601

Price : $65.00
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Phil Lowe Burnisher

Master furniture maker Phil Lowe created perfection in the simplest of woodworking tools, the burnisher. A burnisher turns a small hook burr onto the edge of your cabinet scraper and card scrapers. Phil Lowe's creation is based on the venerable Stanley 185. Like all burnishers, this one has a hardened steel rod, but instead of a blunt end, it has a 30° point milled on the end. After you've turned the burr on your scraper, simply draw this point along the burr to lift it slightly from the face of the scraper. This produces a more effective cutting angle - letting you hold the scraper nearly upright. It also insures that the cutting burr is at the correct angle for a blade in a #80 scraper. No other burnisher is equipped to perform this final step in preparation.

The burnishing rod is carbonized, heat-treated steel hardened to Rc 62. It has a Dynachrome plate that is Rc 72. The rod is 5-1/2" long and tapers from 3/8" at the handle to 7/32" at the spot where the 30° point starts. The 4-1/4" long cherry handle is secured with a brass ferrule. It has a clear satin finish and is laser engraved with Phil's signature. Overall length is 9-3/4".

Additional Information

For more information on sharpening card scrapers, see our handout Life After Sandpaper.


Phil Lowe How To Use A Burnisher Sharpening Scrapers

This whole video is on sharpening card scrapers.
It's queued up to the spot where Phil Lowe describes the burnisher.

Product Warnings


This product may expose you to chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. Please read our Proposition 65 warning.
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