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Scrapers Card scrapers, burnisher and file (above); Illustrations by Mike Del Rizzo A card scraper is the kind of tool that doesn't make a lot of sense at first glance.You'll probably read about them several times but ignore them.
After all, sandpaper works well and takes little skill to use.And when sandpaper gets dull, you just throw it away and grab a new 'sharp' sheet.However, soon after learning how to use a scraper you'll appreciate its benefits.
It will create shavings instead of sawdust, removing far more material in a shorter span of time.For me, it's a great tool for quick smoothing of problem areas and it's also handy for removing small areas of finish missed by a chemical stripper.
How Does it Work?A card scraper is a thin piece of hard steel that can cut small wood shavings using a sharp corner.Even with no burr at all, a scraper will cut using just the sharp, 90° corner.Forming a tiny burr along the edge of the scraper using a tool called a burnisher, makes the scraper even more aggressive, effectively turning it into a tiny hand plane.
If you look at the illustrations, you'll see a burnisher in use on...