|Forum topic by don1960||posted 263 days ago||995 views||2 times favorited||14 replies|
263 days ago
OK, so I finally, (actually about 6 monthes ago) got myself a Veritas #6 fore plane. I planned on using it for levelling long boards. Maybe I should have gotten a #7, but from what I can tell, a #6 will work fine for what I will use it for.
This was the first really expensive hand tool I ever bought, and it’s a beautiful piece of equipment. I can get .002 thick shavings from it that are georgously transparent. No problems there.
So, here’s the issue I have, and I’m sure it has to do with my technique, I just can’t figure out what I’m doing wrong. No matter how I try, I end up with the beginning of the cut and the end of the cut taking off more wood than the middle. To be more precise, I end up with a surface that is convex. (higher in the middle of the length of the cut). This is evident by laying a straightedge on the board and having it rock fore and aft. You can see light at the front and back.
Is this a common problem with using these planes? Is there a simple answer? Hope so, cause I’m pulling my hair out trying to figure out what’s going on.
I apologize in advance if I don’t respond to questions til morning, as I have to get some sleep. I’ll check in in the morning.
If there is some tutorial on the web that would explain this, I haven’t found it, and would appreciate a link if anyone knows of one.
-- -- Don from PA