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as a cabinet maker i agree wood in nz is expensive. but i get the majority of my native timber from my local demolition place. i prefer the 4x2 stud material which has only been nailed down the sides. split that in half with a bandsaw and you have clean 4x1's. its also a fraction of the price of new timber and no trees had to be felled. also perfectly seasoned.
lovely i admire your tenacity it created a beautiful piece
dead right.... i have never bought a cabinet scraper, yet as a professional furniture maker of many years i have used them constantly. my favourite is a scraper/putty knife which i dont even take the handle off. just flatten the edge and put a burr on it when needed.
you are presuming that the steel in old saws, scrapers etc is rubbish metal??? they are made of the same high tensile material that they make scraper blades from. in over 30 years as a furniture maker i have on,y ever used this type of scraper and have never had a problem with getting a good burr.
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