Scrapers and Burnishers
For generations cabinet scrapers have been the magic tool of woodworking.
A sharp scraper will produce shavings much like a plane and can shave in an
extremely localized area. Cabinet scrapers are finishing tools and are used
primarily to smooth small areas of a panel. While some people love to scrape whole
panels their biggest use in scraping small areas. A small dip in the wood that
cannot be reached by even the smallest plane could be sanded out. But a seconds
scraping with a cabinet scraper will smooth the area and save hours of sanding.
The cutting edge of a cabinet scraper is formed by rolling the edge or the
scraper over to form an almost microscopic hook.
Sharpening a scraper is one of those things that can seem extremely difficult
until you learn how. Then it's second nature. Here is a link to a site that
We carry a wide variety of burnishers for sharpening scrapers
as well as a very nice glue scraper which I find indispensable.
|Glue scraper |
There are two basic theories about the best way to clean up glue. The first theory, which I don't exactly subscribe to, is to wash off the glue while it's still wet. I don't like this because I find glue saturates the grain of the wood and it's really hard ...more info
|Professional Scraper with Prepared Edges.|
This professional cabinet scraper has a factory-prepared edge that comes ready to burnish. The long edges on these fine German scrapers are ground square and are ready to be turned by a burnisher. I find that getting a scraper already filed and honed square ...more info
|Kunz No. 80 Cabinet Scraper Plane|
Stanley has been making this scraper plane for over a hundred years. Then they moved production to Mexico and the quality dropped below acceptability (which is impressive considering it's not that complicated a tool). This version by Kunz Is very nice and ...more info
|3 Piece Handled Scraper Set|
This set of 3 handled scrapers is designed for getting into irregular shaped surfaces. Their primary use is for refinishing, helping to scrape the old finish off. You will find that these sturdy tools are just the ticket for cleaning tricky areas of ...more info
|Pax Cabinet Scraper Set|
This set of three PAX scrapers contains one rectangular scraper, a curved scraper and one with straight sides and convex and concave ends. The regular cabinet scraper is for straight work and the curved scrapers are for irregularly shaped surfaces or when ...more info
|Hock Burnisher Rod|
A very simple high quality burnisher. This 3/8 of an inch by 6 inch burnisher is hardened to RC 64 and polished to a mirror finish. Handle may be easily ...more info
|6" Cabinet Scraper|
Of all the hand tools in the modern shop the cabinet scraper is the most mysterious. When sharpened correctly is produces a gossamer shaving and is the final treatment for removing the last blemish from your work. However sharpening them and creating the ...more info
Two Cherries, the maker of our professional prepared cabinet scraper, also makes these three handled burnishers for creating the scraper burr. The most popular is the round style, but we also carry oval and triangular shapes. 9-1/2" in overall length, made ...more info
|Clifton HSS Round Burnisher |
Another fine tool from Clifton! The smooth high-speed steel round blade will turn an edge easily, the wooden handle is comfortable to hold, and this is the only burnisher with a brass extended shank that protects your hand should you slip while turning the ...more info