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Review by Jeff_in_KCMO posted 209 days ago 1865 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Is it weird that the whole time I was using my new Veritas Cabinet Scraper I was singing Sophie B. Hawkins’ line, “Damn, I which I was your lover,” over and over in my head? I know where it started… sorry, I was distracted by my four year old, Jane, who apparently was turned down by a boy in class today and she is really sad… back to it… it started when I took my first pass. Shhhhwit, a perfect shaving. “Damn,” the damn of amazement, not the damn of defeat, was the word that literally came out of my mouth. And that is how the next half hour went as I scraped the rest of the board (see picture).

I love this thing. I can’t believe I have lived without it for so long. It’s easy to use. Has minimal set up and maintenance. My blade came very flat out of the box. Minimal lapping was required. After a brief honing, I turned a very nice burr in very short order. And I didn’t even have to flip the blade or set a new burr during the entire scraping session.

So that is my review of the Veritas Cabinet Scraper. Two thumbs up!

And be sure to notice the shavings next to the scraper in the first picture, just in case any of you are unfamiliar with what scraper shavings should look like.

And in case you are wondering, that is a piece of poplar sandwiched in between the maple boards. The whole thing is held together with dry dowel pins and clamps. The plan is to take it apart, dye the poplar red and seal it with shellac, then glue the whole thing back together before finishing.




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#1 posted 209 days ago

Those shavings do look nice, I just happened to be looking for a scraper and spokeshave.
Thanks for the review.

-- Vince

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#2 posted 208 days ago

I have one too, and agree entirely with your review.

-- Jeremy, in the Acadian forests

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#3 posted 207 days ago

I just bought one recently and I too really enjoy it.

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#4 posted 207 days ago

I’ve never used one Jeff but have often thought about it. I think the time is right to seriously consider this as a hand tool finishing option. thanks for the positive feedback.

-- Denis in Grande Prairie. Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mistery, but today is a gift. That is why it is called the present.....Pink !

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