Plane Iron Adjustment

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Forum topic by Gerald Thompson posted 11-29-2013 07:41 PM 805 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Gerald Thompson

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11-29-2013 07:41 PM

I have an old wood skew plane and I cannot figure out how to adjust the iron depth of cut. It is either too much or none at all. Any sage advise? I am a newbie to wooden planes.

-- Jerry

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#1 posted 11-29-2013 07:46 PM

For woodies I like to push the cutter in from the bottom, put the wedge loosely on, set it down on a table so the cutter gets pushed up flush with the bottom, and press the wedge in semi-almost-all-the-way-tight. Then I pick it up and lightly tap the cutter until it sticks out a half skosh, and then lightly tap the wedge once to tighten (and that pushes the cutter out to a full skosh).

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#2 posted 11-29-2013 08:34 PM

I finally figured out that is probably the way to do it. I wanted a skew for tenons but this plane has too wide of a mouth. I have yet to figure out what the other one is for. I know there are some parts missing. I bought them 20 years ago and had forgotten about them. The irons sharpen very well but I am not going to fuss with them anymore.

-- Jerry

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