How to Sharpen a Cabinet Scraper

The cabinet scraper is one of the most simple and useful tools in woodworking. In this video, I show you how to sharpen a cabinet scraper to produce beautiful wispy shavings and take you all the way from the preparation stage, through to drawing the burr and maintaining the edge.

This lessons objectives:

  • The function of a cabinet scraper
  • How to prepare a cabinet scraper
  • How to sharpen a cabinet scraper
  • How to use a cabinet scraper

I prefer using a tool called an Arno Burnisher to sharpen my cabinet scrapers as it has a rounded end as well as a pointy end. This allows you to create HUGE burrs if you're feeling particularly impatient.

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