Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Day 5: The Good, Old Cabinet Scraper

A truly ancient woodworking tool is the cabinet scraper - you can see it laying on the keyboard blank below. The cabinet scraper has been used for centuries and is an invaluable tool for woodworkers everywhere. It is simply a hardened piece of metal with a sharpened edge. It's not quite razor sharp, but it could cut you if you're not careful. The goal of using a scraper in this case is to get as much of the dried glue off the blank as possible. It's hard work, but not as exhausting as sanding.

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