The Furniture Restoration Tool List: Scraping and Abrading

After the reductive work of the Rasp and File or machinery like the Planer, surface preparation for finishing begins with the Scraper, a relatively thin plate of tempered steel, very like that of a handsaw blade. Scrapers are made in varying thicknesses and a number of shapes. Scraping is followed by sanding starting with coarse and moving to finer grits.

The Furniture Restoration Tool List: an Introduction

Whether you buy new or used tools, what I would like to emphasize here is your comfort; all other things being (mostly) equal, I would opt for the tool that fit my hand size and stature. Comfort promotes control and as a result, safety and improvement in your ability to attain accuracy in your work.

Measuring and Marking….time.

It would be interesting to take a novice woodworker born after 1990 back in time to shop for tools at a retail woodworking store of that era. Compared to the overwhelming selection of excellent equipment (of all sorts) available today our time-traveling beginner might experience some disappointment.

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