Hi everyone. I generally shy away from using any variation on a regular plane for dressing and leveling bass fingerboards, mainly because I've had more than a few tearout issues in the past with them and a while back I hit a mineral inclusion in an ebony board that took about 1/8" chunk out of one of my very nice plane blades. Scarpers do the job quite well, but you spend a lot of energy trashing the hands holding on when you have a very rutted out fingerboard. Has anyone had much luck wit a scraper plane like the vintage Stanley 112 or 212? They are pricey, but I'm after high quality; generally cheap tools are worthless and frustrating over the long haul. The bronze Lie Nielson also looks pretty nice from a tool geeks perspective. I've been eyeballing the smaller model shown below, but I have no interest in a flashy paperweight that just collects dust..... Thanks for the input. Lie-Nielsen Toolworks USA j.