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Scraping instead of sanding - Smashedfinger - 07-10-2019

I recently re discovered scraping as a finished surface prep. It depends on the wood of course and a very light sanding with some 220-320 is sometimes required. I have a Stanley 112,81, and a 12, plus a good card scraper. Sharpening is very easy after a bit of "experimenting", it sure saves me a bunch of monotonous sanding!


RE: Scraping instead of sanding - stav - 07-10-2019

I bought some cards for scraping a while back.  Still haven't tried them.


RE: Scraping instead of sanding - Bibliophile 13 - 07-10-2019

Once I discovered card scrapers, I spent far less $$$ on sandpaper. Sandpaper still has its place, but I don’t use the lower grits much at all.


RE: Scraping instead of sanding - barryvabeach - 07-10-2019

(07-10-2019, 06:20 PM)Bibliophile 13 Wrote: Once I discovered card scrapers, I spent far less $$$ on sandpaper. Sandpaper still has its place, but I don’t use the lower grits much at all.

+1


RE: Scraping instead of sanding - mvflaim - 07-10-2019

(07-10-2019, 06:20 PM)Bibliophile 13 Wrote: Once I discovered card scrapers, I spent far less $$$ on sandpaper. Sandpaper still has its place, but I don’t use the lower grits much at all.

Same here. I rarely use 80 grit now.


RE: Scraping instead of sanding - Tony Z - 07-11-2019

Now experiment! Take a sharp plane blade and pull towards you (works very well). Try one of the handled Stanley scrapers-they made many varieties. For first finishing, a scraper right off a filing will have a burr and work, but remember, for the best surface, the more you prep, the better the resulting work.

Also remember on sft wood, results are generally not that acceptable, but a scraper is still great to remove glue squeeze outs. On a hardwood, I can easily get asurface ready for finishing. You need a burnisher harder than the scraper, to burnish correctly.


RE: Scraping instead of sanding - Derek Cohen - 07-11-2019

Make one of these for shaping ....







Sharpens on the grinder ..




Regards from Perth

Derek


RE: Scraping instead of sanding - Timberwolf - 07-15-2019

(07-10-2019, 12:35 PM)Smashedfinger Wrote: I recently re discovered scraping as a finished surface prep. It depends on the wood of course and a very light sanding with some 220-320 is sometimes required. I have a Stanley 112,81, and a 12, plus a good card scraper. Sharpening is very easy after a bit of "experimenting", it sure saves me a bunch of monotonous sanding!
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Here's Paul Hamler's take on scrapers... how to make a good one and what he uses for steel.........I can testify that his idea on HSS works as advertised..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZOV9QYiMTw&t=860s