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Luban | #6 Bedrock Pattern Fore Plane

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Original price R 4,999.00
Original price R 4,999.00 - Original price R 4,999.00
Original price R 4,999.00
Current price R 3,999.00
R 3,999.00 - R 3,999.00
Current price R 3,999.00

#6 Bedrock Pattern Fore Plane

The Luban #6 Bedrock Pattern Fore Plane is by far the most manageable of the three styles of long "Flattening" Planes. This size of Bench Plane has always been extremely popular with Cabinetmakers, as it is the perfectly sized serious workhorse for accurate dressing and squaring of boards to final dimensions.

A bit of Plane History.... The name "Fore Plane" originates from a much earlier application, where this size of Bench Plane would have been used be"Fore" other planes for the much cruder task of levelling off boards that had been riven (split) and hewn with axes and adzes. In our modern usage structure, it is more appropriate to view a #6 as a smaller, more nimble version of a "Try", "Trying" or "Truing Plane".

Luban Bedrock Pattern Hand Planes, unlike the more common Bailey Pattern, have a full contact area between the body and the frog, hence the name "Bedrock". The frog can also be adjusted to widen or narrow the mouth of the plane without the need to remove the irons.

One simply loosens the two locking screws on either side at the back of the frog, adjusts the central screw to set your desired mouth opening, and then you nip up the side screws again. This system is easier, faster, much more accurate, and less likely to damage the cutting edge of your plane iron.

  • Precision ground, unbreakable CR40 Alloy Steel casting
  • Low profile Cap Iron
  • Brushed finish stainless steel Lever Cap
  • Bubinga handles
  • Conforms to British Standard
  • Sole Dimensions 451mm x 72mm
  • 3mm) thick x 60,3mm Cutting Iron made from T10 High Carbon steel hardened to RC63

T10 Steel, also known as Tool Steel or High Speed Steel is the designation for an alloy made of Carbon steel and Tungsten (W1 in the United States of America). The alloy contains a higher amount of Carbon (about 1%) compared to other Carbon Steels and a small fraction of silicon (0.35%).