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Hey all,

Today I scored a sureform while helping my Father clean out his garage. I know its a tool commonly used to shape wood, but I have no idea what its for, when to use it, how to use it, or... yeah, how to use it.

I played with it, and shaved the edge of some plyboard smooth, but outside of that, I'm clueless!

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Mang,

If only I could stumble upon a bandsaw, or a drillpress... or a new car... something usefull.

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We'll if that's all you got you can sure use it, to shape necks and carve tops. Just use what you got, and pray for better.. lol... I actually have a small surform that is small and has a handle on it and use it some myself.

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The Surform was my dear departed dad's favourite tool, apart from a hammer and nails...

I resist the genetic urge quite regularly!

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Actually, today I gave it a shot. I'm working on an old bass I got from a pawn shop, and had removed the f'board from the neck. I wasnt having much luck getting the old glue off with sand paper, so I gave the surform a shot for kicks. Actually, it worked pretty good! I think the "cheese grater" blade was dull or something, cause it cleaned off all the old glue in a few passes, but didnt touch the wood at all. I checked, no wood shaveings came off, they were only glue. Not bad, eh?

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