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Attaching the Legs & Playing with Milk Paint

06-29-2016 11:14 AM by Tooch | 4 comments »

Before attaching the legs, I had a lot of work to do to prep the table top for finishing. Even though it was on the underside, I still wanted to eliminate all the dried glue, so I busted out the card scraper and got to work. Before: After: That’s a lot of chips! Last thing was to cut the top to final length, which I side using a Craftsmen circular saw. Although it was really getting bogged down on the 8/4” oak, it managed to get the job done. Then I predrille...

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

05-31-2016 05:48 PM by StumpyNubs | 4 comments »

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. View on YouTube Stumpy Nubs Woodworking Journal is published monthly. Subscriptions are free.

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Old-Timey Woodworking #6: Learn to sharpen card scrapers like a pro- You'll be glad you did!

05-30-2016 10:28 PM by StumpyNubs | 5 comments »

Once you learn to properly sharpen a card scraper, you’ll wonder how you ever got along without them. This video is full of tips and techniques to guide you on along the way. ALSO- look for part two, which will cover scraping techniques, in the June issue of Stumpy Nubs Woodworking Journal. View on YouTube Stumpy Nubs Woodworking Journal is published monthly. Subscriptions are free.

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Card scrapers #3: Card scrapers from sawblade - make your own

03-01-2016 11:43 PM by mafe | 15 comments »

Card scrapers from sawblademake your own Sometimes we need sizes that you cant buy, like here when I was making some spoons.Also this is a chance to recycle an old saw blade and most of all to make some tools. ;-) I had this saw blade in a scrap box for quite some time, not the ideal blade since the steel are quite hard, so an old saw would be better, the type of saw you can hand sharpen, but this did fine and was quite thin so it gives a good flex on the small scrapers. First step w...

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Card scrapers #2: Card scraper stands quick and clean.

11-23-2014 08:54 PM by mafe | 12 comments »

Card scraper standsquick and clean. Yes this is no rocket science, but a quick and joyful practical project that can be made even if all the tools you own is a handsaw and you need no experience to make it.The reason I never made one before are the fact I only had a few card scrapers, so I had no need.The reason I share this project are that I think it’s a wonderful simple project that organize and can make the tools be at hand when needed. I used to have only three card scrapers ...

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...in Which Tim Sharpens a Card Scraper.

01-10-2014 05:01 AM by Tim Anderson | 15 comments »

So, I’ve seen tons of videos, read more blog posts than I remember, and tried myself many times to follow all the different methods for sharpening a card scraper I’ve found online. After finally getting the hang of it, I wanted to post my simple no-nonsense method so you can all sharpen card scrapers with ease as well. It’s really quite a bit simpler than people have made it out to be. Required items:1. Unsharpened Card Scraper (If you don’t have this, why read t...

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Restoring An Old Butcher Block

12-28-2013 01:31 PM by JayG46 | 3 comments »

I’m home for Christmas and naturally, my mom gave me a project to keep me busy. Since it was woodworking related, I was more than happy to take it on. About thirty years ago, my parents bought a maple butcher block from a restaurant supply store. It has been a part of their kitchen ever since and has held up pretty well, all things considered. But over time, it has become a little grimy it was definitely time for a serious refinishing. We don’t have a powered sander here, so...

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Southwest end tables #8: Top levelled and ready for the sides.

09-29-2013 01:02 AM by MarkTheFiddler | 11 comments »

Howdy, Not much time for woodshop lately but I have been able to put a little time in here and there. Today was about 4 hours. Here is where I’m at. I did some hand planning to get it in earshot range. I used a stiff metal yardstick like a scree to reveal high spots. Len – listen up please. I grabbed a card scraper and took down some of the ridges left by the planning. I know I need to keep working on the scraper edge. I ended up using the ROS after my hands got tired...

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The Stumpy Nubs Workshop #21: I got a new jig in a card game!

05-14-2012 01:12 AM by StumpyNubs | 33 comments »

Sharpening card scrapers was never so easy, or so much fun… This week is all about card scrapers: how to sharpen them, how to use them, we make a rack to store them and a jig to burnish them. Along the way we do some fooling around and talk about Roy Underhill’s mustache! There are two projects in this episode, a tool review and a detailed demonstration of cabinet scraping goodness. Check out more episodes at Stumpynubs.com. Enjoy!

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Occasional Table Class (Hand Tool Build) #7: The tool kit part 5 (lifesavers)

08-26-2011 05:03 AM by RGtools | 13 comments »

Both of these tools are very optional for the build…in fact I hope you don’t need these. I really do. I would love it if all your tenons come out perfect and that all of your planed surfaces come out gleaming and wonderful. If not… Card Scrapers will remove tear-out from even the most persnickety woods. They are cheap tools (you can even use a sacrificed saw blade…I have, and they work fine if you pick one without pitting near the cutting edge) but if you gra...

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