Handtool Skills Scrapers Are Among The Lowest Tech Tools In The Woodshop Right Down There With Mallets And Two By Fours But Low Tech Or Not These Little Pieces Of Steel Can Leave A Lustrous Tear Free Finish On Figured Hardwood
Handtool skills scrapers are among the lowest tech tools in the woodshop right down there with mallets and two by fours but low tech or not these little pieces of steel can leave a lustrous tear free finish on figured hardwood is post about Magazine bookmarked by bernard with ID 12452630613 was uploaded on 28-04-2019 and has been viewed 227,843 times.
The Cabinet Scraper: Low Tech Tool - High Performance Results Lead photo by Dan Russell, all others by Bill Perry, Illustration by James Provost First: Understand the ToolA card scraper is a small piece of hardened steel with either a very sharp edge or a small hook on the edge.
A scraper is a cutting tool, just like any other, and needs to be sharp.A sharp scraper produces fine shavings; a dull scraper makes sawdust.Now here's the good news: your scraper responds to sharpening and honing just like any other blade in your shop.
Scraper preparation is a task that can drive woodworkers to distraction.Fortunately, there are just three basics steps and none of them are hard.Tune up your scraper in three easy steps Joint and Square the EdgeCard scrapers are rectangles of spring steel or sometimes they have curved edges for smoothing profiles.
Jointing is done with a fine single-cut file and the scraper held vertically in a vise.This needs to be done carefully to achieve an even, continuous edge filed at 90˚ to the sides.A guide such as the Veritas Jointer/Edger can be helpful to keep the file at 90˚ or a piece of squared hardwood...