|Forum topic by yrob||posted 12-23-2011 07:08 AM||2358 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
12-23-2011 07:08 AM
I just received today a pair of matched tongue and groove planes. Made by Marten Doschen in New York. Perfect condition, sharp blades. Its set to cut a 1/4” tongue centered on a 7/8” stock.
I had 3/4” at hand so I tried it on that. Worked pretty well, but of course the tongue is not centeredl. Took me a while to get used to setting the planes so that they cut just right. Now, they swich through the oak (with a bit of mutton tally ) and produce a reasonably tight tongue and groove joint.
My joint is not perfect because I have yet to refine my technique. If you do not keep the plane perfectly perpendicular to the face, the tongue is of course not square… Nevertheless, it is tight enough to hold well and leave room for wood expansion. (the tongue does not go all the way down the groove, a bit of room is left)