Shop Tip #024
© Frank Ford 2004; Photo by FF

Old files can live again after they lose their bite. One of the most sturdy and useful scrapers is simply an old mill file with one end ground to about a 45 degree angle. Add some masking or duct tape for comfort, and you have a stout and strong scraping tool. I use this one for scraping the finish and/or old glue from guitar tops when regluing bridges.