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Old-Timey Woodworking #7: Quit sanding! Use these card scraper techniques instead!

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Blog entry by StumpyNubs posted 05-31-2016 05:48 PM 1514 reads 3 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 6: Learn to sharpen card scrapers like a pro- You'll be glad you did! Part 7 of Old-Timey Woodworking series no next part

We taught you how to sharpen them, now see how to use card scrapers to eliminate most, if not all of your sanding work and maybe even save your lungs in the process! ALSO- look for part one, which covered scraper sharpening, in the June issue of Stumpy Nubs Woodworking Journal.


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#1 posted 05-31-2016 09:08 PM

Another good instructive video.

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#2 posted 06-01-2016 12:07 AM

Enjoyed the video, as always!

I’m wondering though, how much of the sanding process the scraper eliminates? Do you use it to just remove tool marks, then finish sand? Or can you apply finish right after using the scraper?

-- Dean

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#3 posted 06-01-2016 01:06 PM

Dean- It depends. A scraped surface is definitely smooth enough for finish, and many do finish them. However, some people find them to be too smooth if they are putting on a colored dye or stain, so they will actually sand them a bit to leave some scratches for the stain to take hold. Scraping can make a surface slightly out of level since it leaves very slight hollows where you scooped out the fibers. You can either level with a light scraping technique, or a final sanding with a fine grit.

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#4 posted 06-01-2016 04:24 PM

Nice presentation- welcome back

-- Desert_Woodworker

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