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Forum topic by Don W posted 06-04-2011 02:59 AM 1238 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Don W

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06-04-2011 02:59 AM

I know my quest for planes will never be complete, but i’m thinking my next dedicated quest will be for a scraper. I’d like to hear what you use, like and dislike so I can start with a reasonable purchase. The expectation would to help eliminate most or all of the sanding on cabinets, tabletops etc.

-- - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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#1 posted 06-04-2011 04:35 AM

I use a set of crown scrapers from Rockler and I love them. I just sharpened one side of the rectangular scraper the other night to the point where it takes off the most beautiful shavings and leaves a very nice surface. I think the set was $15 for three.

-- Brian T. - Exact science is not an exact science

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#2 posted 06-04-2011 05:07 AM

i have entered this same world. i have a few scrapers from wood craft that work great. i also have a stanley 12 and 80. it is a slippery slope good luck

-- Gritty Roots i can build anything as long as i have 2 things the internet and my father-in-law

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#3 posted 06-04-2011 12:55 PM

I’ve just recently entered the world of scrappers. I have a Banco card scrapper. I can’t say that it’s the best of the worst because I have not used anything else.

The key thing is to sharpen it correctly. I’ve discovered that you want a bur, but not too big of a bur. I can’t really see the bur on my scraper, but I can feel it.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#4 posted 06-04-2011 01:18 PM

I use my Stanley #80 on almost every project I do. My Stanley #12 is a great at tough grain, just make sure that the blade is sharp. The good thing about the 12 is that you can adjust the angle to change the shear point to different woods that you are using it on. I have been trying to get a #112 but they go for to much online that I would rather just buy a Veritas #112, the only thing holding me back is that my #80 and #12 do such a great job I cant justify getting the #112 out of necessity. You will enjoy any of them though. Oh and I picked up a set of hand scrapers from Lie Nielsen and they are great and wont break the bank either! Have a blessed weekend.

-- Dont just dream it, get up and live it!

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