Sooner or later, most woodworking sites and blogs have some sort of post on scrapers. Rather than duplicate what others have demonstrated in the care, feeding, use, and maintenance of scrapers. I'd like to point out that they produce much less dust than sanders - that's a hell of a significant point when you have a confined shop and allergies.
Traveling with my friend Bill meant periodically winding up in places that I could not find again.
Scrapers give a lovely finish effect, and produce less dust than sanding.