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Posted on Block Plane newbie - taking more material off on the end of my stroke then the beginning?

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#1 posted 11-09-2012 05:53 PM

It happens to the best of us. You need to learn how to hold your plane. In this case a block plane. Wrap your right hand behind the plane. The other hand on the side. Use your left fingers to feel the surface of the board. From the start push down with your left hand while at the end of the board press down with your right hand(that wraps the block plane). Just adjust the downward force while you plane. This applies to all hand planes.

Lapping the sole is to ensure that the sole is flat. Sounds like your sole are already flat. Since you can take full shavings from end to end. Honing the blade….. Can it cut paper effortlessly? Anyway since your have a nice block plane do wax it after each use. This is to STOP rust while oiling your plane with light machine on it’s threads. If the plane has a lot of friction do wax the sole of the plane first. Try a wax stick.

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