About Cabinet Scrapers
A hand tool made of hardened steel with a burr that forms the sharp cutting edge, a cabinet scraper allows you to smooth rough surfaces on wood easily. To use the tool, hold it at a low angle to the wood and pull it toward you. Rectangular shaped ones are the most common style on eBay, and they work on most projects. However, for scraping bowls and irregular shaped projects, French curves and other shapes are available. Moreover, cabinet scrapers work on any wood type but produce the smoothest finish on softer woods. For more power when using the scraper, hold it with two hands. This allows you to press it firmly into the wood for a smooth finish, even if the wood dips in an area. In addition to giving a smooth finish, it can remove paint and finishes without damaging the wood underneath. Use a cabinet scraper on your next project to quickly remove excess wood and produce a level surface.