problems with new veritas large scraper plane

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Forum topic by gardentiger posted 06-23-2010 06:24 PM 1056 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-23-2010 06:24 PM

The veritas scraper plane is a beautiful piece of craftmanship. I understand that these planes have the highest learning curve. Have been tinkering now for a while. But, I can’t seem to get the iron flush with the wood surface when tightening. I loosen the iron, place the plane on the table, lower the iron and tighten. Every time I do this the iron is canted to the right and I only get shavings on that side. What am I doing wrong? Called veritas and the cadaver I spoke with was not much help. BTW, I cannot bow the blade enough to overcome this canting.

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#1 posted 06-23-2010 06:30 PM

are you holding the plane/iron firmly when tightening it? did you try counteracting on the canting and position the blade slightly canted to the opposite direction before tightening?

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#2 posted 06-25-2010 01:18 AM

Sounds like it’s moving when your tightening it down. Do as PurpLev and hold the plane/iron firmly and then tighten it.

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#3 posted 06-25-2010 02:26 AM

The first thing I do is take the blade out completely, then try using it with just my hands at different angles until I find the angle that works just right. I then adjust the scraper plane so the angle of the holder is about the same. Then insert the blade. If you want an aggressive approach, put a thin piece of paper ( a store receipt is usually pretty thin) then let the blade down until it touches the bench and tighten it in place. You can then vary the angle of the holder slightly and that will have the effect of making the cut more aggressive or less aggressive. I agree with the above that it sounds like it is moving when you tighten it.

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#4 posted 06-25-2010 03:29 AM

I use the thick blade, and that solved all my probs. I love my scraper plane.

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