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Scrapers DVD by David Marks



We have been acquainted with David Marks for many years now, and he is one of the best craftsmen we have met. David hosted the television show "Wood Works", which features step-by-step instructions for building contemporary studio furniture that he designed specifically for the show. Wood Works aired on DIY (Do It Yourself) on satellite and cable. Everything was video taped on location in David's woodworking studio.

The cover of the DVD reads: Master Craftsman David Marks reveals his secrets on sharpening and use of scrapers. After watching this DVD, we agree! David lives near LMI and we have had the benefit of his knowledge and experience more than a few times. In this 56 minute DVD David gives detailed step-by-step instructions on:

  • How to sharpen a gooseneck scraper
  • Introduction to water stones and their role in sharpening scrapers
  • How to sharpen the Stanley #80 cabinet scraper

After sharpening these tools, he guides you through how to use them. The information in this DVD will enhance your ability to create a fine instrument.

See SCRAPERS in our tool section.