I must be an idiot. Yeah, I know--nothing new, but I found something new to be an idiot about. I got a new card scraper, a burnisher, and a fine cut mill file. I also have a diamond stone, some fine emory paper through 1500 grit. I also got a little doo-hickey which is a piece of burnisher rod stuck in a hardwood handle at "the right angle", just made for drawing and turning the hook. I've watched about a dozen videos of guys showing how "easy" it is to sharpen a card scraper, then proceed to easily slice large, curly shavings off of wood. One guy uses what looks like a horse rasp and the shank of a file to tune up his scraper in two minutes or less. Mocks me at the end of his video by throwing it down on his workbench and walking off camera, like "you're a bloody idiot if you can't sharpen one of these simple things." But me, hell no, I can't make the damn thing work. Best I can do is little crappy bits of sawdust, and skid marks across the wood. Anybody know the secret of tuning up these damn things? Or I may just polish it up and drill it for a rectangular control plate on a Frustration-caster.