You could do the scraping by hand, but that would take a good chunk of time. Using a powered planer like the Festool one would make it go quicker. Plus, those Festool planers are great, the motor runs really smooth, and are nice to work with.
The only problem you would run into would be what you have stated, at the end of the boards where the planer would not be able reach. That would be where you would have to do it by hand.
Last edited by PlankflooR; 06-29-2006 at 04:19 AM.