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Forum topic by BigJohn posted 07-14-2016 04:34 PM 576 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-14-2016 04:34 PM

Need some advice on this. I finally got my LN 140 skew block plane. I took the side off to make a rabbet and the machining was really rough on the rabbeting side, and the nicker looks like someone used 80 grit sandpaper on it.

I sent these pics to LN and they said it is “within machining tolerances.”

Here is the nicker:

And the plane:

I can finish the plane side and the huge sharp burr, but I don’t know about the nicker. Look at the condition. Am I just being picky?


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#1 posted 07-14-2016 04:41 PM

It’s a cross-grain scratcher. I don’t know that you want it
super-sharp for safety reasons and arguably as a rougher
edge the scratch will be wider. Personally I think a wider
scratch is preferable to a clean sliced cut in nicking a
cross-grain shoulder. It’s nice to have the grain a little
torn up so the iron has a little room to do its job.

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#2 posted 07-14-2016 04:42 PM

Nope. Having quite a few LN tools I would expect better. I’d deal with it myself but let them know I expected better.

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#3 posted 07-14-2016 04:58 PM

Yes. If they say that’s what it’s indended to be, so be it. Your recourse is polish or return.

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

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