I have used these miniature steel Scrapers to clean up the inside of the lute body.

They are not sharpened like chisels. I run a burnishing iron two or three times along the cutting edge, at a slight angle – and this is sufficient to create an effective scraping ‘hook’.

The edge has to be renewed from time to time. It produces a beautiful polished finish.

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  1. When I had the floors done in the house I asked that we don’t use some poly varnish but had the floor burnished and then applied tung oil–I wanted to feel wood under foot when I walked barefoot in the summer!

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