Topic : Old Boat Restoration - Advice

Any ideas on how to clean up some of the lower inside planks once stripped of varnish ( too narrow for my sanders)- Is there a good quality - SMALL - sander to be bought? Perhaps a cabinet scraper or is that thankless job of doing by hand !! Do tell me there is an easy way !!

Posted: 29/10/2007 09:10:28
By: Ben 2529
There is a B&D Mouse Sander which works quite well

Posted: 29/10/2007 09:34:10
By: Rob-2601
I also use a Bosch Palm Sander

Posted: 29/10/2007 09:41:45
By: Rob-2601
Scarston scraper and don't forget to round off the ends of the blades a bit and keep sharp and a decent burr with saw file.

Posted: 29/10/2007 10:35:44
By: jonathan
Skarsten scrapers are not available anymore but Faithfull (sic) make virtually identical tools and they are readily available

Posted: 29/10/2007 14:06:03
By: Frank Baldry
I was told that Faithfull took over the design...

The replaceable blades fit the Skasten scrapers.



Posted: 29/10/2007 14:20:56
By: Colin
Hi Ben,
I have found that an old fashioned heart headed hand scraper with a good burr works well in awkward corners and (although it sounds drastic) a sharp plane blade or wide chisel blade dragged backwards at about ten degrees from the perpendicular and with the grain produces a smooth finish with little risk of losing control and taking off too much veneer.
Have fun!

Posted: 30/10/2007 08:06:24
By: Peter 3112
Hi Sandvik make the best scrapers ever, replaceable carbon steel blades, different widths, triangle and rounded models, not cheap but the best, B&Q may have them or a Dulux decoratr centre

Posted: 30/10/2007 12:32:23
By: Graham D
Wicks do a very good heavy duty triangle headed sander,

Posted: 30/10/2007 18:30:52
By: John Roberts
Thank you all for advice so far. The operating distance is 95mm so I will start looking for a sander in the first instance.

Posted: 30/10/2007 20:10:25
By: Ben 2529


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