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Blog entry by kolwdwrkr posted 02-27-2010 07:20 AM 811 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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So I think I’m as far as I want to go on this plane. The only thing left is to figure out how to sharpen it so that it actually works. I have it sharper then sharp, can shave with it. But it just doesn’t want to cut when pushed. So Any suggestions on that will be appreciated.
It seems as though it has the wrong blade, or something. The lateral adjustment lever doesn’t have anything to grab, so you can’t adjust the left to right angle. I also don’t understand exactly what the frog is. I thought it was a wedge of sort to adjust the angle of the blade, but on this plane the blade sits on fixed metal, and is alone with the chip breaker. So you can’t adjust the angle. Also the chip breaker seems short, and is hidden behind the lever cap. So it doesn’t go down to the tip of the blade where I would think it would reach.
Anyhow, I have taken several pictures of the plane. Maybe you all can see things that are missing or wrong. Please point out what I can do different, what is missing, etc, so that the I will know on the next one. Thanks.

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#1 posted 02-27-2010 07:26 AM

Looks like chip breaker and blade are upside down or reversed….

Should look like this

The side in view is the top. Chip breaker on top then blade then screw.

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#2 posted 02-27-2010 07:38 AM

Check out the parts breakdown on this page

http://www.sawdustmaking.com/Hand%20Planes/hand_planes.htm

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#3 posted 02-27-2010 07:38 AM

According to the link its correct?

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#4 posted 02-27-2010 07:42 AM

Also make sure the bevel on the blade is down. You should be able to get it to work. The other thing to consider is to replace the screw holding the frog. I am not sure if one from a stanley would work or not.

Also let me know if you want some more photos and I will grab a plane and take a few….

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#5 posted 02-27-2010 07:47 AM

The blade on the plane has been altered, and isn’t as long as it is on other planes. It appears as though both ends had been sharpened at one time. The side that is up now was rounded. I will post pics of the parts seperated tomorrow. Maybe that will help. I can assume I just need a new blade.

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#6 posted 02-27-2010 08:01 AM

The shortness of the iron is due to sharpening over time. I think you can get a Stanley replacement for it. I am not sure I would spend a lot on a Hock blade or anything like that.

You would need to measure the width of the blade. Stanley parts can be found here and should work for your plane. Your other option would to be to find a parts plane or a loose blade somewhere.

http://www.stanleytoolparts.com/beplcu.html

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#7 posted 02-27-2010 09:11 AM

All of the above. : ^ )

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