Hand Tool Help
Readers share their challenges with hand tools.
Best Way to Strip Off Old Burlap?
I’ve tried many solvents to remove burlap from an old trunk. Scraping works better than anything else, but is there a more efficient way to remove it?
Scraper Planes and Scratch Beaders
In this episode of the Hand Plane Video Series, Ernie Conover introduces you to scraper planes and scratch beaders. You’ll learn how to sharpen a scraper edge and how to use a scraper to smooth challenging grain. Ernie also demonstrates how well a scratch beader works to create short pieces of custom molding.