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Scrapers are great tools for finishing projects or even removing the finish from projects, but if you have a lot of material, scraping can get tiring. Give your thumbs a rest — the Veritas scraper holder both holds the scraper and flexes it just the right amount.

The scraper holder holds any 6″ long scraper with clamping plugs on either side and you can set the amount the scraper bows with the center screw. Veritas makes the scraper body from glass-filled nylon and uses all brass hardware.

The holder comes with a milled-edge, super-hard scraper. Pricing starts at $40 before shipping.

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3 Responses to Veritas Scraper Holder

  1. Kris says:

    This by itself will not be useful unless you also know how to sharpen and prepare the edge. Veritas also has a kit that includes the scraper holder, scrapers, a file, a jig to hold the file, and a burnisher to form the cutting edge for an extra $52.

    http://www.leevalley.com/wood/page.aspx?c=2&p=61448&cat=1,310

  2. Gary says:

    There are plenty of directions online for how to set up a scraper. Lap the faces, make the edges square (using a sharpening stone for both), then use a burnisher to put a hook on the card at 5 degrees or so. Smartest jig I’ve seen is two pieces of 2by cut with a 5 (or whatever your preference is) degree angle on the two pieces. Put the scraper between the two, stick it all in a vice, make a few passes with your burnisher and you’re done. Even pressure gives you a consistent hook. You don’t have use a lot of force. You know you’ve done it right if you get light fluffy shavings.

  3. John says:

    I built my own holder when I was finishing the baby crib for my son. Had to scrape a ton of stock while I was finishing. scraping is much easier and less dusty than sanding. I used some scrap plywood, a few off-cuts of wood (probably maple since that was what I was making the crib out of, but maybe poplar since I always have a bunch of that on hand too), a bolt and nut. I drilled a hold and countersunk the nut in the plywood, then put the bolt in. then I made some shallow rabbets in the maple enough to hold the ends of the stock, and screwed the blocks to the plywood holding the ends of the scraper. Then I just turn the bolt to protrude the end of the bolt to hold a bow in the scraper instead of doing it with my thumbs. much easier to scrape with it than with the plain scraper held in the hands. I’ll throw up a picture later tonight. My jig isn’t as nice as the veritas one above, but it worked when I needed it and cost me nothing since it was all stuff I had around the shop.

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