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    Sharpening a Card Scraper

    Using a card scraper is a great way to get a pristine surface for a finish. You simply use a scrap of steel with a burr on the edge to scrape the surface smooth.

    The tricks of the procedure are learning the scraping technique and figuring out how to get a burr on the card scraper. In this video, Bob Van Dyke of the Connecticut Valley School of Woodworking shows how to "sharpen" the card scraper, giving it the burr needed to start making shavings.

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