Hand Scraper topics

Multiple people that tried to use scrapers with varying success. Or at least this is what I’ve heard around the web and from other people I’ve talked to.

 

I remember last years class @ Rosewood that we spent some time sharpening and using the card scraper with pretty good success.  Pretty amazing what a small burr can do.  If you only get dust, you did not do a good job and sharpening the scraper.

 

I was at the Montreal Hand tool event from Lie Nielsen and Deneb Puchalski did a demo on sharpening the scraper which was a simple procedure that takes about 5 minutes on water stones.  Tried it tonight and it works.

 

Also had a chance to see in operation a large scraping plane and see the finish that it leaves on a board.  Always was hesitant on buying one of those and I now know what to expect.  Not sure yet I have the work that warrants this type of plane.  But I now know what it can do