If used properly in wood turning, a scraper will limit the amount of sanding required. In this article Richard Raffan shares his tips for using scrapers to smooth surfaces on faceplate work and when hollowing end grain. Raffan details his methods for turning convex curves, concave curves, and corners. Rich illustrations detail how to apply leverage on both external and internal scraping cuts to achieve smooth results. This article also explains the intricacies of square scrapers, skewed scrapers, and spear-point scrapers. Also, find scraper sharpening tips.

From Fine Woodworking #148