|Forum topic by bandit571||posted 02-28-2013 12:33 AM||1309 views||0 times favorited||16 replies|
02-28-2013 12:33 AM
I have a little Dunlap #3 with the “Made in West Germany” stamped iron. Ok, so far.
Looked under the frog, and saw at least five threads on the bolts holding the frog. Hmm. Gaposis?? No, the frog resides on a pair of rails, one on each side, and it rides up front on the base casting. The gap is almost 1/8”. Can’t lower the frog with out the front end needing changed too. Design issue??
Iron sits at a higher angle than the rest of my #3 planes. About 5 degrees more lean forward. Designed this way? maybe a way to get the “York Pitch” on a smoother #3 size? iron is nice and thick, and so is the chip breaker. Chip breaker will NOT fit any of the other #3 planes, too short.
Iron is narrower than the chipbreaker. Case of Metric iron meets SAE chipbreaker? Lever cap is even narrower than the iron. A design feature, again?? Base is the same length and width as a “standard” #3. I can set the iron for as close a mouth as I want. Stamped steel lateral could be better, I guess.
Many questions on this little plane. At one time, it even had bright red painted handles.
As bought. Tag says it was marked down to $8. After a good, thorough clean up
And, after just a touch up on the iron
Not sure IF I have the edge correct, but seems to make some shavings.
and, after stripping the handles back to bare wood. LOT of RED paint on them.
So, do I have a designed “York Pitch” #3, or just an old cheapo that happens to clean up well??
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