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Originally Posted by LWJ View Post
You can cut a piece off a handsaw and make a card scraper out of it. Hand saws are cheap and plentiful used. Bonus? Keep the teeth. You can use that side to spread mastic or clean out a groove.

Did anyone mention PPE? My first house was built in 1914. Lots of toxic crap in that house.
I don't think that's come up. In the past, I usually used something like this.

And for protective eyewear, I prefer goggles that seal around the sides so stuff doesn't bounce/fling behind them.

Fortunately, this house was worked on in the past, so I'm not sure that there's probably too much bad stuff in it other, maybe, than some lead paint, which I'm not sure about.

That's cool about the card scraper. If I find or stumble across an old saw, I may make one. I may not end up using it all of the time, but it would be satisfying to know about them and have some experience using them and have one just in case.
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