I finished it. I converted an old wood plane into a panel raiser. The base of the plane was angled at 10 degree’s, I shaped the blade to match the profile I needed.(Painfully filing,grinding,always touching the tip with my fingers, my belief if I can touch it, the temper will not be lost) Realizing the mouth was way to wide I had to remove the front bottom portion of plane. I put in a new piece of walnut to close the mouth of the plane. The fence is made from walnut as well. I tried several attempts to cut, each time I would make 1 or 2 cuts the blade would DULL quickly. I resharpen only to have it dull again. BRING OUT the torch. I was once told that years ago these old blades were only tempered close to edge. The blade was worn close to slot hole and I had removed even MORE for this profile.I re-tempered the blade (as best I could, I no longer have the rosebud that I knew would heat it up to how I wanted. Patience and it finally reached the almost yellow glow I was hoping for. Cooled it in oil. Re sharpened it and “WOW” . IT cuts quite nicely, keeps the edge. It does need work…..I did not put a nicker on it. IT Needs that.
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