bear Posted June 9, 2015 Share #1 Posted June 9, 2015 Just was thinking about just how much I scrape now instead of sanding. I scrape planks when splieing them into tapers and shapes,use radius gauges to scrape edge raidus in planks and molding,also use them for scraping the hull where there are rounded areas like on the stern and keel. The standard radius gauge sets that I used in diemaking come in handy to scrape all tpyes of areas. And since they are made of hardened tool steel and have sharp edges they work perfectly on models,either plastic or wooden. I have a couple sets of cabinet makers scrapers,but they are too large for a lot of areas on models. Another plus is that they make chips,not sanding dust for the most part. And leave a mirror smooth surface,and do not close up the grain with wood sanding dust. Has there been any articels on using scrapers in model making? I have seen Chuck with his brass molding shaped scrapers here.And he is a master at making moldings for his builds. What have you done with scrapers? Keith Canute 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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