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Forum topic by dothedr3w posted 02-01-2016 01:54 PM 636 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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dothedr3w

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02-01-2016 01:54 PM

What the hell happened to the sole of my plane? I was using it without issue then looked at it today then this?! Is this normal or was there a staple or something in the wood? It chewed thru everything with ease. I’ve got naniwa 1, 5, 8, and 12k stones, as well as a dmt lapping plate, should I take the plane to those?


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#1 posted 02-01-2016 03:45 PM

Just looks like normal scuffing. as long as the iron is not dinged that happens with normal use.

-- James Wright, Rockford IL, https://www.youtube.com/c/WoodWright

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#2 posted 02-01-2016 03:49 PM

^ Ditto. If the sole feels smooth, I’d ignore the markings. It’s results on the wood that’s important, right?

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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#3 posted 02-01-2016 03:52 PM

+2 As long as it’s just scuffs and not gouging the metal, there’s nothing to worry about. If it’s scuffs, wax the sole and they’ll probably disappear.

-- "Good judgement is the result of experience. A lot of experience is the result of poor judgement."

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#4 posted 02-01-2016 04:15 PM

^what they said

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.net

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#5 posted 02-01-2016 04:19 PM

I wish mine looked as fresh as that! You will always get scratching and marking on the surface that is being rubbed against wood, which can be fairly abrasive.

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#6 posted 02-01-2016 04:22 PM

It’s trash now…send to me and I’ll dispose of it :)

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#7 posted 02-01-2016 05:37 PM

If you can’t feel it, it doesn’t matter. Wax ‘er up and get back at it!

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#8 posted 02-01-2016 05:44 PM

You only notice scratches when the car is new.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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