Commonly mistaken for an oversized spokeshave, the #80 scraper slices the wood in a similar way to, but not the same as, a plane. Despite the tool’s name, the scraper does not scrape as such but cuts ultra fine shavings. This double handled tool is used in a push motion to remove very fine […]

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Paul found that although the Faithfull #80 Scraper is similar to the Stanley, the blade was thinner and sharpened to the wrong angle. Although this turned out to be easier to sharpen, it didn’t work as well as a thicker plate. The Axminster Rider No. 80 Scraper comes with an extra thick blade which […]

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When using the #80 scraper, generally known as the cabinet scraper, the first thing you should do is establish a comfortable grip. It is designed so you can hold the handles and press your thumbs into the back of the centre. This applies the most direct force behind the cutting edge.
To lower the blade, […]

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The card scraper is a plate of sheet steel which is sharpened along the full length of the long edges and relies on careful precision throughout the sharpening process. The card scraper performs much the same tasks as the #80 scraper (cabinet scraper) and both blade types are made from plate steel, however their […]

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[…] a scrap piece of wood to check the shavings are of equal thickness on both sides. By adjusting the central thumbscrew in the main body of the scraper, the blade is forced into a slight curve which then causes the blade to flex through the mouth of the sole. Further adjusting a tiny bit […]

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Ensure all your boards have been trued and are square, to see how to do this, see our Truing Stock guide.

For this you will need:

PencilPlaneHandsaw#80 scraperAbrasive PaperGlueSash Clamps

Lay the boards flat on a large surface such as the workbench top to decide their configuration. Then, put your boards together and align the edges on […]

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[…] one of the options below to jump to each section:
Sharpening a Chisel
Sharpening a Plane
Sharpening a Saw
Sharpening a Spokeshave
Sharpening a Knife
Sharpening a Gouge
Sharpening a Brace Bit
Sharpening a Card Scraper
Sharpening a Plough Plane
Sharpening a #80 Scraper
Sharpening a Router Plane
Sharpening a Chisel
Our beginner friendly guide walks you through initialising and sharpening your chisel using diamond stones, but […]

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[…] ¾” (19mm)
Chisel Hammer
Plane
Square
Handsaw
Knife
Gauge
Screwdriver
Square Awl (Can use a nail with a hammer if you don’t have a square awl)
#80 scraper
Sash Clamps
Dovetail Template
2 x 1 ½” (38mm) Hinges and Screws
Abrasive Paper 240 grit
Glue
Shellac and Hake Brush
Steel Wool
Wax

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[…] rolling pin or a broom handle work well.
Burnisher
These can come in three different shapes, round, oval and triangular usually with a wooden handle. They are used on scraper blades to create a highly refined cutting edge. The shape you choose is down to personal preference, Paul prefers the oval shaped burnisher. You can use […]

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