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Forum topic by joez posted 03-16-2011 05:46 AM 948 views 0 times favorited 16 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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joez

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03-16-2011 05:46 AM

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I have a plane blade that seems not be geometrically correct. I register the plane blade at the veritas mk 2 jig than place it on the granite block I see and feel a very big dip on one side bevel. Does this sound familiar to anyone.

How can I fix my plane more accurately and faster?


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#1 posted 03-16-2011 05:49 AM

Back could have been overlapped or the result of a pour job inthe past on the grinder.Sounds like you may need to joint it down to true thickness and regrind the primary before honing. Good luck

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#2 posted 03-16-2011 06:32 AM

Grind it straight across on a grinding wheel using a square for reference.
This blunts the edge. Keep some water handy and dip the iron in
it often. A friable white grinding wheel is best – runs cooler. If you burn
the steel you’ll have to carefully grind past the burnt part.

After the iron is squared, hollow grind the bevel using the curve of
the wheel to establish the hollow. Make sure you don’t grind into
the edge, just work the hollow grind very close to it.

At this point you’ll have a squared, hollow-ground iron ready for
honing a cutting edge on.

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#3 posted 03-16-2011 09:20 PM

I cant tell now, to much to consider now that you mentioned overlapped back,

I square the blade , still the veritas mk11 registers dips and I even placed the blade backwards and upside down, all are registering dips?

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#4 posted 03-17-2011 01:01 AM

This is what I mean when press on one side this is what happens.

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#5 posted 03-17-2011 01:07 AM

when you tighten down the knobs on the jig, are you tightening each side evenly? Once side tight and other loose might twist the blade.

Otherwise I’d check how you squared up your blade. Use a try-square to draw a line across the blade, referencing the same side that the jig does. Then check if you are actually squared up.

-- Jeff

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#6 posted 03-17-2011 05:30 AM

The sides of your iron are not parallel. See your other thread.

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#7 posted 03-17-2011 05:50 AM

You dont mention what you are sharpening on. Are you using the granite plate to sharpen on or are you just checking the setup on the plate? Could you be using a dished water stone/oil stone? Have you tried sharpening on the granite plate with a sheet of sandpaper? Just a couple of things to consider.

Chris.

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#8 posted 03-17-2011 06:26 AM

Sides are parallel I checked them with a square and I made it square as well.

This is a veritas 2 jig with registration. I noticed a lift one one side. On either precise flat abrasive stone or granite shows up a lift.

One side has a lift thus makes a unequal dip.

The granite block is a definite reference with registered jig veritas mk2 setup.

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#9 posted 03-17-2011 06:31 AM

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#10 posted 03-17-2011 07:29 AM

Try placing the blade on the surface without the jig. Hold it flat on the bevel and see if its dipped. If it is then the blade is off, if its not then your problem is with the jig.

-- Dan - "Collector of Hand Planes"

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#11 posted 03-18-2011 01:36 AM

You may have a mnfgr defect. The Mark II has a micro bevel adjustment on the roller, meaning that the axle is not exactly centered. See if by turning the micro bevel adjustment, the dip gets worse or better. IF either occurs, then the roller was mis-drilled. If that’s the case, I would contact Lee Valley (Veritas). From what I have heard, they will make it right.

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#12 posted 03-21-2011 04:21 PM

When I free hand it on the flat granite surface without the jig it actually has a lift on the opposite side, so i can not really figure out what that means.

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#13 posted 03-21-2011 06:29 PM

When you say “flat” on the surface, do you mean the front/back of the blade do not contact? Or do you mean when you hold it perpendicular to the stone, you see light under the blade? If it’s the first, you need a new blade. If it’s the second, you need to regrind the blade dead flat & perpendicular to the sides; then re-start your primary.

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#14 posted 03-22-2011 12:13 AM

with jig

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