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Cabinet Scraper Alternative Sooner or later, most woodworkers have the pleasure of using a traditional cabinet scraper.Then comes the filing and the burnishing, to re-sharpen the tool.After the initial thrill of using such a time honoured tool wears off, a fellow can get a little tired of the constant effort to keep the tool sharp and cutting correctly, especially when working with hard or abrasive woods.
There is no doubt that cabinet scrapers give a very fine finish.I have found that a scraped finish shows the grain and beauty of the wood better than if it is simply sanded.I have also found the sharpening and maintaining of a scraper's edge, to be time consuming and tedious.
For a lot of years I used cabinet scrapers, all the while wanting more use and less maintenance.As a result, I have developed an alternative to cabinet scrapers.This cabinet scraper alternative is made out of high-speed steel hacksaw blades.
I find that they not only work better than the old cabinet scrapers I was using, but they are also much easier to sharpen.In the early eighties I was refinishing a lot of antiques.Many of them were heavily covered with numerous coats...