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Cabinet Scrapers, Burnishers, Scraper Holders

Cabinet Scrapers, Burnishers, Scraper Holders

Scrapers, despite the ubiquitous sandpaper, continue to be a useful means of delicately removing shavings, old layers of paint, lacquer or polish, and even ingrained dirt. Admittedly, the scraper is a tool that not everybody masters at the first attempt. It is not expensive and it is hallowed by tradition, but it does require practice and an understanding of how it works. How to sharpen scrapers?

On purchase a scraper is not usually ready for use, but simply a piece of sheet steel, which can only fulfil its task when it has been given a fine burr. If you find a burr on a scraper you buy, it is no more than an accidental byproduct of the metal-cutting process.

If you are interested in scrapers you also may be interested in these VERITAS Ball Joint Scraper!

Scrapers made by Two Cherries
are well reputed among cabinetmakers. They are made of Swedish steel.

Shape Size mm Thick-
ness mm
rectangular 150 x 60 0.5
Code 300971CartPrice € 2.90
rectangular 150 x 60 0.8
Code 300972CartPrice € 2.90
concave convex 150 x 50 0.7
Code 300974CartPrice € 3.50
swan neck 130 x 75 0.7
Code 300975CartPrice € 4.60
Mini Scrapers
These scrapers, made of the off-cuts from manufacturing Japanese saw blades, have the perfect mixture of elasticity and hardness to allow you to form the optimal burr with your burnishing rod. They are made from high carbon steel. They are delivered with a fine bur on one side produced from the cutter during manufacturing. Please note the measurements given for the different scrapers. The photo of these tools is not at all to the same scale as the other products pictured on this page. These are small scrapers.

Shape Size mm Thick-
ness mm
Drop Shape 45 x 20 0.4
Code 312880CartPrice € 5.70
oval 60 x 38 0.3
Code 312881CartPrice € 5.90
60 x 30 0.35
Code 312882CartPrice € 5.90
70 x 44 0.4
Code 312883CartPrice € 6.30
rectangular 70 x 38.5 0.4
Code 312884CartPrice € 4.50
CROWN Scrapers
CROWN Scrapers
Set of 3 scrapers, consisting of one rectangular (127 x 63 mm), one convex-concave (152 x 51 mm), and one swan-necked (117 x 75 mm) blade thickness 0.8 mm
Code 303291CartPrice € 14.90
CLIFTON Scrapers
CLIFTON Scrapers
Set of 3 scrapers, consisting of one rectangular 127 x 64 mm (5 x 2-1/2 inch), one convex-concave, and one swan-necked blade

CLIFTON Scraper Set
Thickness 0.4 mm
Code 303758CartPrice € 18.50

CLIFTON Scraper Set
Thickness 0.8 mm
Code 303768CartPrice € 15.90
TWO CHERRIES Set of 3 Cabinet Scrapers in Leather Bag
Set of 3 scrapers, consisting of one rectangular 150 x 60 mm (6 x 2-3/8 inch), one convex-concave, and one swan-necked blade
Thickness 0.8 mm
Code 300978CartPrice € 22.90
GARLICK Concave Cabinet Scrapers
This Concave Scraper Set contains 2 scrapers shaped specifically to scrape curved areas such as spindles, chair legs etc. High grade steel has been cut with various concaved areas to suit different sized curves. GARLICK is a brand of Thomas Flinn. Made in Sheffield.
The recess areas are sized as follows:
Scraper 1: 1/4", 3/8", 1/2", 5/8" and 3/4"
(6.4 mm, 9.5 mm, 12.7 mm, 15.9 mm, 19 mm)
Scraper 2: 7/8", 1", 1 1/8", 1 1/4" and 1 1/2"
(22.2 mm, 25.4 mm, 28.6 mm, 31.8 mm, 38.1 mm)
Thickness 0.8 mm
Code 303031CartPrice € 8.90
GARLICK Convex Cabinet Scrapers
This Convex Scraper Set contains 2 scrapers that are specifically shaped to scrape in recesses such as on skirting boards etc. High grade steel has been cut with various convex areas on the scraper to suit various sized areas. GARLICK is a brand of Thomas Flinn. Made in Sheffield.
The convex areas are sized as follows:
Scraper 1: 1/4", 3/8", 1/2", 5/8" and 3/4"
(6.4 mm, 9.5 mm, 12.7 mm, 15.9 mm, 19 mm)
Scraper 2: 7/8", 1", 1 1/8", 1 1/4" and 1 1/2"
(22.2 mm, 25.4 mm, 28.6 mm, 31.8 mm, 38.1 mm)
Thickness 0.8 mm
Code 303032CartPrice € 8.90
The business-end of the Skraper is a solid carbide bar honed on three sides and ends. All 8 edges are razor sharp and capable of taking fine shavings. And since it's carbide, the edge lasts a long time. The Skraper can be resharpened with diamond abrasives. The blade can also be removed and flipped over if desired.

Glue squeeze-out: We all know that scraping glue while its still rubbery is a good technique, but oft times the glue can pull out wood fibers along with it, especially when using a card skraper to remove the glue. Here's where the Skraper shines. The 90 degree cutting angle , coupled with the thick carbide edge helps prevent grain tearing, especially when the tool is used at a skew to the grain.

Skewing the tool helps keep the grain in place while the skraper can do its job of shearing off the glue. The angled handle allows a zero degree approach, allowing space to get your fingers around the handle.

The Skraper also really shines for cleaning glue out of corners. After removing the glue, the Skraper can be used to take fine shavings from the surrounding area.

The Skraper can refine small areas while keeping them dead flat. A card skraper will hollow an area, while the Skraper will not. This is especially handy for maintaining the fit of some joints or the flatness of a surface. Holding the Skraper at a low angle and taking short strokes at a bias to the grain makes nice wispy shavings.

The Skraper is incredible on exotic oily woods like cocobolo. Holding the skraper upright with a rearward tilt (pulling the Skraper toward's your body) produces beautiful shavings. The Skraper makes dead flat scraped surfaces with no tearout.
Code 328240CartPrice € 47.90

The Benchcrafted Paring Skraper is a narrower, longer version of the Skraper above that's capable of finer work, and getting into places that the Skraper can't venture. This tool makes it easy to scrape away glue squeeze out in deep, narrow recesses like dog holes, or the inside corners of small boxes or cases.

The Paring Skraper's 16 mm wide business end has a finely ground 4.8 mm thick carbide strobe, brazed onto an 203 mm steel blank. All edges are finely surface ground so each 90 degree face terminates in a sharp arris. Not only good for general scraping duties, the Paring Skraper excels at scraping dense hardwoods, plastics and some softer metals. You can touch up the flats (to make new, sharp arrises) with diamond hones.

The tool is much more deft in the hand for finer detail work, and can easily take a shaving from denser woods with much less pressure than the standard Skraper, which means you can do similar work with less effort, and thus gain more control.

The handle is simple too. A rubberized, textured grip that slips right over the chrome-plated steel handle. You can even remove the rubber grip if you wish, but this really is the perfect handle material for this tool.

Code 328241CartPrice € 31.90

Burnishers, Scraper Holder, File Holder

JUUMA Burnisher
Round Burnisher for getting a burr on scrapers. Nice handle made of Cherry!
Length of rod 150 mm
Code 300209CartPrice € 17.90
Three-edged burnisher for getting a burr on scrapers
Code 300408CartPrice € 15.80
CROWN Burnisher
Round Burnisher for getting a burr on scrapers
This item we ship only within the European Union!
Code 303292CartPrice € 16.90
CLIFTON Burnisher
CLIFTON Burnisher
The burnisher has a 152 mm long and 11 mm thick blade and is made from Sheffield produced hardened carbon steel (62 rockwell) which provides a long lasting, high performing burnisher. It has a stylish walnut handle with the special brass ferrule that helps protect fingers/knuckles.
Code 303769CartPrice € 33.50
KUNZ Three-edged burnisher
Blade width: 10 mm
Blade length: 136 mm
Overall length: 255 mm
Code 301657CartPrice € 14.90
KUNZ Round Burnisher
Blade diameter: 10 mm
Blade length: 139 mm
Overall length: 260 mm
Code 301658CartPrice € 14.90
RON HOCK Burnisher
Round Burnisher for getting a burr on scrapers. Comes without handle. Find handles here! You need to bore the hole wider.
Code 307643CartPrice € 17.00
VERITAS Variable Burnisher
VERITAS Variable Burnisher
The VERITAS variable burnisher makes the process of putting a hook on a cabinet scrapers easy and perfectly repeatable. All you have to do is set the hook angle you want and burnish the clamped scraper. A precision-ground tungsten carbide rod in the brass angle setting knob is held at exactly the right angle as you burnisch. CAUTION: Because the scraper edge is extremly sharp, the body is designed to be used on the pull stroke. It is not necessary to appply great pressure on the scraper while burnishing, repeated passes will roll the edge of the scraper much more consistently and with minimal effort. Instructions
Code 307990CartPrice € 34.90
VERITAS Scraper Holder
VERITAS Scraper Holder
Anyone who works with scrapers a lot will know that there is an unpleasant side-effect, burnt fingers from the heat generated by the friction. Help is to hand with this scraper grip, which means you don't touch the scraper itself. It also allows you to decide in advance how much curvature to work with. For rectangular scrapers with 150 mm side (+ - 3 mm). The Crown and Clifton scrapers are too small for this grip, we recommend to use Eberle or Two Cherries scrapers. How ist works!
Code 307961CartPrice € 39.50
VERITAS Jointer and Edger (File Holder)
A flat file can be clamped in this helpful piece of equipment, to make it easier to file the scraper exacly at right angles as required. It is also possible to use it for truing saws. A 45° fence is for sharpening scraping plane blades. More ...
Code 307960CartPrice € 19.95
Flat file to produce the clean edge on scrapers
Flat file to produce the clean edge on scrapers
Working length 200 mm, cross-section 19 x 4.8 mm, supplied without handle, cut 3, maker: Nicholson. A very effective tool in conjunction with the Veritas Jointer and Edger!
Code 314050CartPrice € 8.50
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