Using a Card Scraper
Chairmaker Brian Boggs shares his secrets for using a scraper to prepare the surface of a board.
In this video, accomplished chairmaker Brian Boggs shares his secrets for using a card scraper to prepare the surface of a board. His technique allows you to bypass most of the sanding when getting a project ready for a finish.
Boggs demonstrates several ways to hold the scraper to achieve a gentle cut or a heavy cut. He also offers tips for removing tearout and maintaining a flat surface. Follow his advice to achieve a nice sheen on the part for your next woodworking project.
My first scraper was purchased in my early 20’s because some catalog said no cabinet shop should be without one. Decades later, I’ve completed countless jobs with that first piece of steel. As usual Fine Woodworking takes me to the next level. Brian Boggs shows how to make the wood shine with just a scraper.
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