Scraping

Posted by Kurt Maurer on May 20, 2004

As I have said so many times before, use what works for YOU. Dragging the vertical chisel is a great way to accomplish detailed or delicate scraping tasks. You get finer control than with any other type once comfortable with the technique. The best way to avoid dulling a chisel is to never use it.

Scrapers are very much like sanding blocks. I keep a TON of different sanding blocks, some large and solid, others small and delicate, still others curved or long skinny sticks... Likewise, I use a bunch of different scrapers, quite a few of them shaped from utility knife blades for use on coved or beaded or other odd, curvy shapes. They can often make quick work of areas where it is a tedious PITA trying to get sandpaper in there...

This is just plain ol' ordinary cabinet shop stuff we do every day. I routinely fashion a new sanding stick or block, or a new "custom" scraper as a matter of course, without even thinking about it.

Cheers, Kurt

In Response to: Re: Revarnish deck & sili by Mac on May 20, 2004

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