I was reading about a fellow on an online forum trying his hand at hand scraping and made me think of my own hand scraping experience:
I was an apprentice welder in a machine shop, which made me the resident cave-man, but did a little delicate work sometimes. I remember doing some hand scraping exercises(läppen) and submitting a small standard to the machinist for inspection. I spent a couple hours on it and agonized about how accurate it was…made sure it LOOKED good too… He looked at if for 0.5 seconds, said, “OK,” and handed it back….no detailed critique…no, “‘atta boy!”
Pass…get back to work. It ended up in the scrap bin.