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How to use a gooseneck cabinet scraper?

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Step 1 – Clamp workpiece

Secure your workpiece in a vice or clamp, or against a workbench stop, ensuring that whole of the face or edge to be scraped is above the securing parts, giving free access to the workpiece surface.”

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Step 2 – Choose edge

The shape of the wood will help you decide which edge of the gooseneck scraper you are going to use.

A hollowed surface requires a convex blade, whereas a rounded surface needs a concave blade.

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Step 3 – Create a cutting edge

Place your hands on opposite sides of the scraper, with your thumbs at the centre.

There’s no need to bend this scraper as it already has a curved cutting edge.

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When working on a larger surfaces, using two hands requires less effort and saves time.

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Step 4 – Angle scraper

Angle the top of the scraper away from you, and place the cutting edge against the wood.

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Step 5a – Scrape workpiece

Push the scraper along the area of the workpiece that needs scraping.

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Step 5b – Scrape workpiece (backwards)

Another way in which you can use a gooseneck scraper is to start at the far end of the wood and bring the scraper towards you in one stroke.

Leave your hands in the same position, angle the scraper towards you, then pull the scraper along the surface towards you.

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Step 6 – Finish workpiece

Repeat step 5a or 5b until the the area you are scraping is smooth or until the desired shape is achieved.

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