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Posted on Planes, what do I do now??

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#1 posted 12-28-2012 01:30 PM

Personally I wouldn’t change the blade. The stock blade works like a charm. And i would dread to paint such a beautiful old tool.
What I would do though, is to flatten the frog, so the contact area between blade and frog is tight and rattle free.

Depending on how thorough you are, the best result, in my opinion, comes if you remove the yoke and lateral adjuster. The yoke has a tiny pin you can knock out with a pin or a nail (dont knock it all the way, just enough to remove the yoke), and the lateral adjuster pin has to be filed flat on the back side of the frog, so you can tap out the pin. This would deter many, but I have done it on all my planes, and the pin is still sitting in there tightly enough. This gives you the oppourtunity to flatten the entire frog. Then I would flatten the sole of the plane (while the iron is in, but retracted) and finish the entire plane with a light coat of machine oil or such.

If the blade is sharp that tool will work like a dream!!!

Just my couple of cents

-- David, Copenhagen, Denmark

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