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Forum topic by Dave Rheaume posted 09-18-2009 03:59 AM 1781 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Dave Rheaume

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09-18-2009 03:59 AM

Hello, need some buying advice ! I’m trying to choose between the veritas cabinet scraper and their small scraping
plane….i’ll be using it to scrape the top, back, and side pieces of a mountain dulcimer,(approx..4”x 30”x 1/8”).
Mahogany,cherry,and some exotics.From what i’ve read in reviews ,either would work well for what i’m doing.The
cabinet scraper is $59 and the small scraper plane is $119. so!.. would it be worth it to spend the extra $60 and
buy the scraping plane? Why yes ? or no. (in terms of Speed,ease of use,quality?) thanks!! so much for your knowledge…(Don’t mind spending the extra cash if there’s a difference,but if it’s a toss-up, i would use the $60
for other tools..).

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#1 posted 09-18-2009 05:32 AM

I wont be much help either, but I also prefer card scrapers I have a much better feel for the angle and can easily adjust the pressure I am applying to vary the cut also tuning the edge is a breeze with no holder. The dedicated scrapers are nice but have a different feel to them.

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#2 posted 09-18-2009 06:03 AM

a cabinet scraper such as the stanley number 80 or the veritas version, help to keep the surface you are scraping flat. which a card scraper does not.
I really don’t see the benefit of the small scraper plane, but then again I don’t build musical instruments.

good luck

-- Junior -Quality is never an accident-it is the reward for the effort involved.

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#3 posted 09-18-2009 06:19 AM

Sears has a scraper, made in Sweden, that they sell for 9.00. I’ve used mine quite a bit and love it. For less than 10 bucks, you can’t go wrong IMO because it actually works well. The brand is Bahco and you can also find it at Rockler for a couple dollars more, plus a few other stores, some more, some less.

-- Dale Manning, Carthage, NY

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