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Forum topic by Axle505 posted 12-04-2016 07:49 PM 377 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-04-2016 07:49 PM

Question (way down here): I want to make a Krenov-style plane using my new, swap meet find, A. Hildick 2 1/4” iron. But, my problem is that the Hildick chipbreaker has a brass domed nut that holds the cap screw—unlike Ron Hock’s chipbreakers that are threaded. I like the Hildick breaker and want to use it. So, should the plane’s wedge, then, have a slot made in it’s back to accommodate the nut alike that in the rear block slot where the cap screw is located? Thanks much. I have made only one plane, what would be a No. 6, during a local college class, where we used Hock irons.

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#1 posted 12-04-2016 08:21 PM

Yes, the wedge will need to allow for the nut.

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#2 posted 12-04-2016 10:22 PM

Found this photo on ebay … looks like what you need … enjoy!

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself.

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