Card scrapers are precisely what they seem like–a bit of boring previous metallic. But woodworkers LOVE them. Once you’ve turn out to be proficient at scraping, you attain for a card scraper consistently. I maintain one in my apron in order that I by no means have to go searching for it. One annoyance of card scrapers is that they are often finicky to sharpen. This is the place multiples are available in. Sharpen a bunch, and cycle by them with out the necessity to cease and sharpen.
Bahco Scraper– $10.50
This is a superb card scraper. Can’t miss right here. Even higher is that the Bahco is available in a handy plastic sleeve to maintain its edge secure when not in use.
Honorable over-the-budget point out
Crucible Tools Scraper – $20
Christopher Schwarz’s Crucible instruments made this scraper with a mild curve that helps maintain the sides from digging into a bit. While I attain for certainly one of my Bahco scrapers most frequently, every time I seize the Crucible scraper, I’m glad it’s there.
Woodworkers can at all times use extra knives. I depend 5 knives inside arm’s attain of my workbench, and I’m not even that into knives. But each serves a goal! Even in case your woodworker has a favourite knife to make use of within the store, both of those could be welcomed and used.
This knife is a favourite in lots of outlets. Chris Gochnour makes use of it as a marking knife and though the blade is disposable, he has discovered he can hone it to get extra use out of every one. I maintain one in my store devoted to exactly chopping tape.
Michael Fortune turned us on to this little knife, and we consider one might be present in Tim Rousseau’s apron as effectively. I began utilizing this when my good marking knife went lacking, and after utilizing it for awhile, I’ve stopped wanting for my good marking knife. For round $10, it’s a knife any woodworker could be pleased to have at hand.
-Pro tip: The solely place I’ve ever seen this knife within the brick-and-mortar world has been in artist provide shops or within the portray aisle of Home Depot–not with the opposite knives and razor blades. Only within the paint part!
Glue-ups are hectic for us woodworkers. Sometimes they go easily, and typically… effectively… let’s not discuss it. Any device that makes glue-ups slightly bit simpler is at all times liked. The Fastcap BabeBot is a 4-oz. bottle that shops sufficient glue for a couple of glue-ups and dispenses it from the underside of the bottle, so it’s simpler and faster to get the glue the place you want it.
More tape measures!
Tape measures are one other merchandise you may by no means have too lots of, however woodworkers have particular wants. Nothing too large and heavy, and when attainable, we prefer it to have a couple of methods up its sleeve. When I polled our Instagram viewers, every of those particular tape measures was talked about a number of instances. If that isn’t sufficient of an endorsement, I’ve two of every of those tape measures in my store.
The Fastcap lefty/righty is a favourite amongst individuals who aren’t utilizing tape measures day by day, all day. Instead of tick marks each 16th of an inch, it truly has the fractions printed on the tape. Some is likely to be too proud to make use of tape as a result of it acts as a crutch, however truthfully, after utilizing it a couple of instances you’ll by no means wish to use a tape with out fractions once more. I unintentionally left certainly one of these tapes at my brother’s home and he shortly declared I’m by no means getting it again.
This little tape is as near good as you’re prone to discover. Since woodworkers not often take care of boards over eight ft. lengthy, the dimensions is ideal. It contains a clip that simply attaches to a pocket or strap on an apron, and better of all, on the other aspect there’s a highly effective magnet permitting you to stay it to the aspect of any metallic floor. They’re so useful that after making a video reviewing this tape, I went out and acquired three the subsequent day. I’ve solely misplaced one since then!
Scotch Original Blue tape – $6.50
Even when you have caught your favourite woodworker wrapping presents in blue tape as a result of they’ve a lot of it, they want extra. I’m gonna say it another time—BLUE TAPE! Extra factors for completely different widths.