Card Scrapers

Roland Johnson
Fine Woodworkig Magazine

To me one the real joys of woodworking is that hand tools and power tools can so effectively complement each other. There are days when my shop is a raucous cacophony of whirling cutters and singing blades and other days where hours of tranquilly reflective work create the Zen of Woodworking atmosphere that we often romanticize as the only way, and I enjoy every day.

One of the most useful tools in our woodworking shop is the card scraper. One of the most frustrating tools in our shop is the card scraper. I’ll show you how to quickly turn a little piece of steel into a grain-conquering hero. It’s darned near magic!