What is Hand Scraping?
What is Scraping? A way to make a metal object REALLY flat! Machine Scraping, Hand Scraping or Power Scraping all refer to the process of scraping - a.k.a. removing small scrapes or chips - metal in its relaxed state (e.g. not held in a vise) to make the metal surface incredibly flat! Scraping (and flaking) are also important processes to building machine tools for ensuring proper machine fit, wear and oil distribution. Scraping is considered a lost art. Luckily, scraping can be done with a basic hand scraping tool (although a BIAX style power scraper is much nicer). Scraping itself is not particularly difficult, bu knowing how much to scrape and where to scrape is an artform!