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Handtooler

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253 days ago

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LJ’s, As an apprentice hybrid woodworker I’m interested in improving my hand tool skills, Thus, I’ve acquired a new Stanley #92 Shoulder Plane, which I am very pleased. However, I’m quite uncertain about an easy and quick way to set/tune the exposure of the iron from the side, when centered it protrudes 0.001 or less from each side. I own a feeler gauge, but how best to set this exposure correctly for right or left handed work I need suggestions as to what depth and a method for an easy adjustment, please.

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343 bassboy40@msn.com


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#1 posted 253 days ago

This article from Fine Woodworking may help

http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/47159/get-an-edge-up-on-your-shoulder-plane/page/all

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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#2 posted 253 days ago

kdc68, So, if my iron is protruding 0.001 or less from each when centered leave it alone. I was under the impression that it should be located so as to protrude about 0.003-0.004” on the side against of the shoulder or cheek which ever edge you’re working to insure a 90 degree angle of the intersection. Thanks for your effort in my futher education.

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343 bassboy40@msn.com

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#3 posted 253 days ago

A sheet of copy paper is .004. A protrusion of your iron .003 to .004 would more than likely reek havoc in your woodworking as it would dig into the shoulder. If the joinery is visible, you would see that discrepancy. I’m not a big hand plane person, but I own the same plane…it has served me well.

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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#4 posted 253 days ago

Thanks again! I’ll stand happy with it centered and a 0.001” oe less protrusion on both sides being exceptable. Being an A2 hardness the iron it surely stays sharp nicely. It being a bevel up iron, do you ever sharpen w/a back bevel of a 6”scale thickness across the width of a waterstone, as I’ve done successfully on 2” bevel down plane irons?

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343 bassboy40@msn.com

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#5 posted 252 days ago

There’s a pretty good Lie Nielsen video on these on Youtube.

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