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post #1 of 9 Old 07-15-2009, 06:05 PM Thread Starter
 
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Scraper vs sand paper

I just purchased a set of scrapers and was looking for feedback as to there usefulness.My thinking was that it might save me dollars on sandpaper and be quicker for some instances.
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According to the literature I've read a scraper will remove finishes quickly without the clogging that sandpaper will do. Practice, practice!
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A scraper will smooth out machine marks and uneven edges far quicker than sandpaper ever could. I use my planes and scrapers to get surfaces smooth, then only need to use 220 grit paper to make the surface ready for finish.
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Also healthier for the lungs than fine sanding dust.

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Also healthier for the lungs than fine sanding dust.
Great point!
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If you get one or more, and edge them properly, you'll wonder how you ever got along without them. Really...no kiddin'.






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That is the rumor... I can never keep my scraper sharp enough to really see it... I need to spend time praticing... That probably would come in handy for the project I'm working on now.

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That is the problem I think most do it yourselfers run into. Getting a proper edge on your planes and scrapers is as important as how you use them.
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I used the scraper today on a piece of red oak and it gave me surprosingly good and easy shavings, sawdust on plywood and mostly dust on a piece of pine. I have not even attempted to put and edge on it yet . It is a Crown made in England. My 25 year ols grinder blades and chiesels and knifes need to be sharpened also as well as my lawn mower blades. I am thinking that instead of buying a set of new grinder wheels and a good burnisher for the scraper edge I might just purchase the Worksharp 3000 or 2000 that reportedly do it all. Your opinions ...
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