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Forum topic by jusfine posted 10-26-2010 06:24 AM 1012 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-26-2010 06:24 AM

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I’ve gotten hooked on wooden planes.

Recently bought this Ulmia plane, advertised as a “scraping plane”. I was surprised when I opened the package tonight and found it has a toothed blade.

Is this the right description for the plane?

Maybe I was under the wrong impression for what it’s use is…

Thanks in advance…

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#1 posted 10-26-2010 06:33 AM

I think that plane should come with two blades. You have the toothed one so you will need the flat one .
The teeth are supposed to be better for leveling figured woods.

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#2 posted 10-26-2010 03:47 PM

This plane could also be called a toothing plane or veneering plane. It does set the blade at a high angle, but I think most of the scraping planes you see have bed angles that surpass 90 degrees. Traditionally the toothing plane was used to lightly score the wood surface to prepare it for veneering. The “tooth” that is created on the surface allows greater glue surface to bond the veneer. I’m not sure if in continental shops this is actually called a scraping plane or not, but I suspect that is the case based on Ulmia’s scandanavian designs. Like Bob says though, I see no reason why you could not use a straight edge blade to scrape. You will get a different feel and cut than what we are used to with the blade actually pitched forward.

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