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Forum topic by gmerteng posted 11-26-2009 03:38 PM 1160 views 1 time favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-26-2009 03:38 PM

I use a card scraper a lot in my shop, and was wondering about scraper planes. Are they easy to use and setup and do they do a good job. Any info would be appreciated.

-- Mert,Oshkosh WI,

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#1 posted 11-26-2009 05:47 PM

I would say yes, yes and yes. There have been a number of recent posts on them. I have a Stanley 112 I am about to restore.

You can get a good feel for there setup and use by watching these two videos

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#2 posted 11-30-2009 06:45 AM

I am a big fan of scraper planes. I have a #112, like Wayne, as well as some #80s and even some scraper planes that I made out of wood, and I would not want to be without them. One of the biggest advantage of scraper planes I find is that the sole keeps the scraping from causing undulations. With a card scraper, once you get a tad of chatter and the surface starts to undulate, it is difficult to keep the card scraper from following the undulations. They also work great in lue of a hand plane when working particularly difficult grain that is prone to tear out. I even have some mini scraper planes for removing the machine marks on the edges of boards. I find that when using a card scraper for this task it is too easy to roll over the edge.

My mini-scraper planes can be seen here. I have not posted pictures of my full size wooden scraper planes yet.

-- Brian Havens, Woodworker

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#3 posted 11-30-2009 02:38 PM

Thanks guys for the info, looks like i will be purchasing a scraper plane.

-- Mert,Oshkosh WI,

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