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dbw

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12-25-2015 10:49 PM

Topic tags/keywords: hand plane shutter mill marks

Folks, I am getting “shutter” while removing mill marks from the edge of soft maple boards. This doesn’t happen every time. The hand plane in question is a Stanley Sweetheart #4. I honed the iron with a Veritas Mark II and I also honed a micro bevel. I can shave the hair on my arm with the iron after I get done honing so I don’t think it’s the sharpness of the blade. I am taking very thin bites and I’ve got the throat closed way down. Any ideas?

-- measure 3 times, cut once


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#1 posted 12-25-2015 10:51 PM

Open the mouth a bit?

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#2 posted 12-25-2015 11:07 PM

Plane in the other direction …

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#3 posted 12-25-2015 11:16 PM

Make certain that your cap iron is contacting the blade all the way across the width of the blade, at the front of the cap iron. When tuning a handplane the condition and fit of the cap iron is as critical as the sharpness of the blade. I usually locate my cap irons about 1/32 back from the edge of the blade. Also cap iron must be rather snug, but not over-tightened. Another thing is when you are setting the blade exposure always do it in the ADVANCING direction. Adjusting in the RETREATING direction will cause chatter (shutter).

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#4 posted 12-25-2015 11:22 PM

What mark said.

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#5 posted 12-25-2015 11:26 PM

Shudder/chatter can also be caused if the frog is not seated properly.
Bill

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#6 posted 12-25-2015 11:41 PM

Check to make sure the lever cap is tight enough. Loose frog could be issue as well. Good Luck.

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#7 posted 12-25-2015 11:41 PM

In this plane the frog is part of the casting and the cap iron is 1/32” back from the edge and it is snug. I think my issues are mouth not open enough, wrong planning direction and planning after adjusting the blade exposure in the retreat direction. You folks are AWESOME!! thanks.

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#8 posted 12-25-2015 11:57 PM

I would echo a couple of posts above, either trying to take off too much or switch directions.

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