There are endless challenges when it comes to finishing wood. First and foremost is getting the surface smooth. On top of that, grain direction, plane adjustments, and tear-out all present their own obstacles. It’s a daunting enough task on straight-grained, clear lumber—and even trickier on figured wood. Blue Spruce addressed these problems in 2022 with our fresh take on classic card scrapers. And now, thanks to their unique features, we’re back with four all-new scrapers you can’t be without.
Blue Spruce continues its line of card scrapers with two extra-large scrapers and two triangular versions. All feature the same .062” extra-thick profile. Up to twice as thick as other scrapers on the market, these blades resist flexing, resulting in a flat surface free of divots and scallops. That profile means this is all achieved with less technique, less grip strength, and less resharpening.
The 8” and 10” rectangular options feature the same eased corners as their 4” and 6” siblings. They’re a fantastic option for quick smoothing of bench tops, table tops, and leveling off imperfections in between layers of finish. The soft corners make sure your surface—and your hands—stay well protected.
But for those times you do need to dig into those corners and tight spaces, Blue Spruce is rolling out a 3” and 6” triangular scraper. We implemented all of the same great features of our rectangular scrapers, but in an option that gives you the flexibility to get into finished casework, clean up glue squeeze-out and hug shoulder lines, all with ease.
Our dual-handle burnisher highlights two identical handles in your choice of African Blackwood, resin-infused Figured Maple, or Cocobolo. A subtle texture easily grips your scraper’s 1095 tool steel edge and draws a hook easier than its mirror-finished counterparts. The two-handled design provides a much more accurate feel to control your burnishing angle. Please note, we cannot ship African Blackwood or Cocobolo handles outside the United States. Please order the Figured Maple if your burnisher will be shipped outside the USA.