Luban's Number 73 Scraping Plane produces extremely clean surfaces with no tear out!
One step beyond a high angle smoothing plane, scraping planes take a very light cut and produce a clean surface with no concerns about grain direction and no tear-out.
The blade is sharpened square or very lightly cambered at 45°, then a hook is burnished that does the cutting. Depth of cut is set fine tuned by leaning the blade forward or back via the opposed thumbwheels. Sole dimensions: 238mm x 88mm.
Blade: 1.6mm thick 73mm, from T10 carbon steel hardened to RC59.
Luban Scraping Plane Features
- Perfect tool for hand finishing large or delicate work surfaces, such as veneers, marquetry or burrs
- Takes a very light cut to produce a smooth clean surface, irrelevant of grain direction
- Blade is ground at 45 degrees and burnished to produce a hook that does the cutting
- Micro-fine adjustment to produce extremely very fine shavings
Why should you use a Luban Scraping Plane?
Luban's scraping planes are fantastic due to their careful design allowing the fine finishing of ultra-thin materials, such as veneers. Also brilliant for marquetry and burrs, these scraping planes can be finely adjusted using the hard-wearing, excellently built adjustment knobs, which change the angle of the naturally angled 45 degree blade (best for extremely fine shaving no matter the grain direction) to give you full flexibility.