Picked this up via e-bay, planning to restore it to a good working condition. One question I have, I noticed that the sole in front of the blade is not square to the rest of the body. Has a slight drop to it. Anybody know if this how it’s supposed to be? I’m thinking the whole sole needs to be square, but thought I would pose the question. This is my 1st post, btw. Thanks in advance for any hints. tips, advice. RJHansen
I do know that the kanna like smoothers and jointers and block type planes, well, not positive about the block planes but, do not have flat soles. They are shaped like a wave. They will only have either two or three points of contact, those being at the toe, just in front of the mouth, and sometimes at the heel, those being a three point sole. In between those two or three points there will be a “ever-so-slight” hollow, I mean a 64th or so. I am not sure at all about your type of plane. Maybe someone will come along and educate the both of us. Sorry I couldn’t help more. It may be that all of the Japanese planes share this characteristic.
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