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The Mighty Scraper

October 13th, 2017|Comments Off on The Mighty Scraper

The basic scraper is a piece of metal, sharpened on the edges and held in the hand or in some sort of stock that creates a fence. That’s it. At its worst, the scraper is a hard to sharpen, hard to hold hand numbing nuisance that creates a fuzzy surface. At its best it’s a chisel, gouge, molding plane and smoothing plane all in one. For a tool with zero moving parts, it can do a lot. I make scrapers from old saws, hacksaw blades, farm machinery teeth and old jointer knives. I have even been known to buy [...]

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