Two words - card scrapers!
No tool in your shop can make you a better woodworker that this amazing (and simple!) piece of metal! Having a problem with your finishes? Feel like your work is missing that certain “feel” that top notch pieces have?
Card scrapers clean up a workpiece like no other tool, leaving a scratch-free, glassy-smooth surface ready for finishing. To achieve this kind of performance, you must maintain a sharp cutting burr on the scraper's edge. Fortunately, doing that requires only a pair of common tools.
Sin City Woodworkers, a Vegas valley social and networking group committed to serious (and not so serious!) woodworking discussions, meet on the third Wednesday of each month to share everything from techniques and project ideas to information about local suppliers and much more. This month's meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 19 at 7:00, and Ted Warren will be our guest speaker/demonstator.
Ted will be sharing his techniques for sharpening and using a card cabinet scraper - he’s been working at woodworking for forty seven years, and has been fortunate to have worked for some very high end companies. He is now making furniture to supplement his retirement - and his love of vintage tools is no secret within our group!
He’s also planning on bringing some other types of scrapers - including a Stanley #80 metal bodied scraper, a Lie-Nielsen # 112, and a rams horn scraper for demonstration and discussion. If you want the real scoop on scrapers, don’t miss this demo!
We’ll also be continuing our Sin City Woodworker dues drive, collecting our annual dues of $20, which fund a variety of things throughout the year, including out MeetUp memberships and our infamous holiday party. This nominal fee allows you to say - with a straight face - that you’re a member in good standing of Las Vegas’ most friendly and informative woodworking group. As always - dues are suggested, but never mandatory. So please - consider contributing to our worthy cause!
This meeting will be held at Studio: Wood It Is!, 2267 West Gowan, unit 106 in North Las Vegas. As always, the public is welcome to attend the meeting, so members - please feel free to bring a guest along. But remember that there are a limited number of chairs in the woodshop. Attendees might want to bring a folding chair if they wish to sit during the meeting.
If you have questions or need directions, call the studio at 631-1870.