Fix up the shop #5: Smoother Joy

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Blog entry by Rob Drown posted 05-01-2012 05:07 PM 1633 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Some time ago I bought a SB #3 off ebay. pretty fair shape but could never get it to take thin shavings. I finally figured out that the chip breaker was too long for the plane. May have been switched or just flattened out wit use(?). A little metal work to shorthen it and regrind the fit between the chip breaker and the blade and I’m getting .002 shavings. The blade is a bit dull and not perfectly square so a little bade work should get me under .001. Still, as is, a lot better than a ROS. I am stoked!!!

-- The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools. Confucius, 经过艰苦的努力的梦想可以成真

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#1 posted 05-01-2012 05:35 PM

^ain’t that the best feeling in the World? A well tuned smoother. Good lookin out:)

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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Don W

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#2 posted 05-01-2012 10:08 PM

the sound of .002 shavings is music to the ears. The sight is just plain eye candy.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. -

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#3 posted 05-02-2012 12:33 PM

Totally sweet!

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