Lute Top Replacement: Planing the Bindings By WP-Admin FVL | Published 29. April 2013 | Full size is 2592 × 1936 pixels Lute Top Replacement: Resawing the New Binding Lute Top Replacement: Making the Bindings Planing the Bindings The slices from the large piece of lumber are now being thicknessed. Since their target thickness will be just above 0.5mm, I insist on using a hand plane for this work. Most machines would destroy such a fragile piece. Bookmark the permalink.