|Forum topic by Planeman40||posted 260 days ago||872 views||1 time favorited||11 replies|
260 days ago
I am wondering how many of you use single-edge razor blades as scrapers.
A number of years back I tossed my card scrapers into the drawer and rarely if ever use them any more. I find single-edge razor blades to be quick, easy, and disposable with no sharpening. Just toss a dull one aside and reach into the box of 100 blades I buy at hardware stores or Harbor Freight. I have scraped entire cabinets this way and it is amazingly fast. Also, I can put a glass smooth gloss finish on a cabinet using polyurethane varnish by scraping between coats. The scraping knocks off the high spots and the following coats of varnish fill in the low spots. By watching the gloss in the reflected light you can easily see how the scraping is coming. Three coats of varnish usually brings me to a mirror finish. The razor blades don’t “load” like sandpaper. A quick wipe of the blade gets off any build up. Sometimes I give the blade a few swipes on an Arkansas stone, but mostly I just toss a dull one away.
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