Stanley #82 Scraper

In preparation for the work we will be doing on the house, I have been on the lookout for any additional tools that we may need.  Last weekend we attended a large antique market and I found this little gem among other older tools.

Above is a Stanely #82 scraper - without the knob!  I still have to find a knob for it to complete the tool and make it a little easier to use.  The knobs for these scrapers are usually the same knob that is used on other Stanley plans and could have been removed for use on another tool.  

If you want to know more about this tool, see this section from Patrick Leach's wonderful The Superior Works web site.  I have done some woodworking in the past and I enjoy using old tools for a few reasons.  Generally, they are well made, substantial tools that have stood the test of time and it is just fun to use something so old that is still highly effective.

Other than the knob, this scraper didn't come with any blades.  The St. James Bay Tool Company makes a lot of reproduction parts for Stanley tools and is a great source to have around when dealing with old tools.  I picked up a couple of scraper blades from them for a very reasonable price, installed them and gave it a test run on the deck furniture we have been refinishing.  I am pleased with the results and look forward to putting it to work in the house.

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