A scraper plane is a woodworking hand
tool used to scrape a wooden surface of work to a super-smooth even
finish leaving very little need of sanding the piece of work.
A scraper plane is also referred to as a scraping plane.
A scraper plane combines a hand plane and a scraper blade to offer a comfortable tool which allows better control and more productivity with less exertion.
Such a tool can be used comfortably for long periods of time.
A scraper plane is best used after the wood has been prepared using
a smoothing plane.
It can be used on any timber even on highly figured timber.
The scraper plane used effectively can turn a smooth finish into a glass like finish.
A scraper planed finish is a lot smoother than a sanded finish because the scraper cuts the grain opposed to sandpaper which dulls the grain.
There have been a few makers of scraper planes in the past, and a few present makers. Below are a list of a few well known scraper plane makers:
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