A tool every joiner should have.
Cabinet scrapers are one of the most economical and useful tools you can lay your hands on.
Used for getting a finished surface ready to polish, these can give a smoother finish than sandpaper.
The scraper can be used for removing old varnish and laquer a lot more effectively than sandpaper and does not clog.
The scraper will remove material much faster than sandpaper but will need have the burr maintained.
You can get scrapers in various shapes or cut them to the shape you want.
You will need a Burnisher to keep the edge: a Burnisher is a round piece of extremely hard steel, that will put a curl onto the edge of the scraper, it is this curled edge that allows the scraper to cut.
Learning to burr the scraper may take a few goes but is worth mastering, once mastered you will keep the scraper with you and probably wonder how you managed without it.