For fine finishing, especially on curse grained timber there is nothing to beat a well-sharpened cabinet scraper. Although a new generation seems to believe that all finishing is done with abrasives, you know better. No abrasive in common workshop use can match the silky smooth finish left by a scraper.
Here you will find scrapers, scraper sets (including the curved gooseneck scraper) and a burnisher for forming the essential cutting "hook" when sharpening the scraper. But how do you keep your scrapers in tip-top conditon, free of corrosion and preventing their neatly honed edges being dinged and dentedToolPost fine leather, four-pocket scraper holder. as they rattle around the toolbox or bench? May we recommend our supple leather scraper wallet, complete with press stud fastening, belt loop and pockets for four scrapers. It may seem like luxury today, but next time you are in a hurry to find your scraper, when you don't really want to have to spend half an hour getting the edge back to perfection, you'll be amazed at just how grateful you are that you treated your scrapers to one of these simple, low-cost wallets.
One thing that almost all scraper users will agree upon is that the finish you can achieve is truly superb: the other point of agreement is that holding the blade is arduous, physically demanding and energetic use can even lead to burns from the heat generated. How do you overcome that? May we suggest the clever little wooden gizmo : the Scraper Blade Holder, crafted from beautiful, traditional Rosewood. Suddenly you can have all of the control that hand-holding a blade affords but without the pain!
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