The most underused tool by beginning woodworkers is a card scraper.
And that just shouldn’t be the case.
Card scrapers (or cabinet scrapers) can give you glassy-smooth, finish-ready surfaces regardless of grain direction — and they’re super inexpensive and easy to use.
If they’re not already part of your hand tool arsenal, consider this your wake up call.
I’m going to cover the different types of card scrapers, how to use them properly, and situations where they’re most useful…
So you can get buttery-smooth surfaces without even touching your sandpaper.
Want to know more about the sharpening process? Read this post about how to sharpen a card scraper like a boss.