|Forum topic by bandit571||posted 05-12-2013 02:43 AM||1159 views||0 times favorited||10 replies|
05-12-2013 02:43 AM
Just got one of these in the mail the other day.
Inside that bubble wrap is a very oily, very heavy, number 4 hand plane.
Got 99% of the oil wiped off, gave the iron a few swipes on the leather strop.
Not too bad for right out of the box?
Ok, took it back apart. Wiped more oil off of things. Looked it over real close. The flat area where the blade rests in the mouth opening had some scalloped areas on the left side. Machining marks?
Had to adjust the frog back a bit. Then loosen the right frog bolt, adjust the center bolt until frog sits square to the opening. Used almost all of the depth adjustor’s bolt to set the depth with
Chipbreaker is set about 1-2mm back from the iron’s edge. Too close, maybe?
Iron’s back needed to be flattened a bit, not much though
then I flipped it over and honed the bevel. Installed everything back in place, and gave it a test drive, again
on the Maple 2x scrap wood. Not too bad? Sides are square to the sole, and no gap under the square when I check side to side. I used a straight edge along the length ( with everything clamped up tight) and the toe and heel stood up just a hair. Maybe I should check with things relaxed in the plane? There was just a hint of light showing with things clamped up.
Handle bolt: Two out of three were just a hair loose. Once tightened back down, handles felt comfy, and solid.
Seems to be a decent enough #4 smoother …...
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