Getting a little carried away with a scraper

Submitted byNick Schade - … onTue, 03/27/2018 - 21:18

Scott E. Toner

Tue, 03/27/2018 - 23:21

That was great!  Between new site, being a newbie subscriber (long time lurker) and posting Ludite, I hope this makes it through. Having joined at the scraping phase, need to go back in the build process - will poke around, but hints welcome. I got here through the forum .... What's up wit ref to YouTube?  ☺️ Scott


Rob Macks Laug…

Fri, 04/06/2018 - 11:32

You can remove hot glue beads with a heavy scraper and low angle of attack, however unless you really put your weight on the scraper and follow through with the stroke you run the risk of  the scraper hopping over the hot glue bead and gouging the wood on the other side.

A low scraper angle (which is the normal way a scraper is used on wood) will pull up on the hot glue bead which the hot glue will resist and can pull out a chunk of wood with the bead, or worse, hop over the bead and gouge the wood surface.

Hot glue is best removed with a blow, the shock of which, makes the hot glue release cleanly. So if the scraper (the heavier the better) is held with the handle very high, almost perpendicular to the surface, the scraper edge is used like a hammer to knock off the hot glue cleanly off.

Try it, you'll like it!