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Forum topic by rhybeka posted 02-26-2015 11:00 PM 548 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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rhybeka

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02-26-2015 11:00 PM

Hi All!

I got this gorgeous plane from Mr. Don and I could use some assistance (sorry Mr. Don, I’m a bit more of a newb than I thought I was!). I’m attempting to use it to cut 45 degree chamfers on the leg vise piece of my workbench and apparently I can’t get it set right. I’m thinking I need to back the blade back again and close the mouth more but it could also be the piece of 2x being difficult? I thought I had it sharp enough and if my memory is correct (it may not be) Mr. D got shavings out of it before he sent it to me way back. I’m sure it’s something totally stupid I’m missing or I’ve done. Any pointing in the right direction would be appreciated :)

-- Beka/Becky - aspiring jill of all trades, still learning to not read the directions.


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DocBailey

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#1 posted 02-26-2015 11:04 PM

Can you tell us what is (or is not happening)?

For instance, is it not cutting at all?

btw – in your first photo, it almost appears that the blade is installed upside down—the bevel should be “up”—meaning that with the plane sitting flat on the bench, and with the cap removed, you can see the bevel on the installed iron. (apologies in advance if I’ve misconstrued the photo)

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bandit571

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#2 posted 02-26-2015 11:09 PM

Cutting a champfer is just a series of cuts that get wider with each pass. Depending on how fast you want to cut them…..see through shavings will take all the live long day.

Set the plane to take as deep a cut as you can push the plane along with. When you get close to where the cut is almost there, then back off the cut. The last pass will be a finishing pass, and the ONLY time a see through shaving is needed.

Deep cut= open the mouth to let the shavings pass through
Finishing cut= close the mouth to let a thin shaving through
Deep cut= advance the edge as deep as the plane can be pushed along
Finishing cut= retract until the edge barely makes a shaving…

Clear as mud?

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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Don W

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#3 posted 02-26-2015 11:19 PM

What doc said. The lateral adjuster goes down. It rides on the post under the cutter to move the blade side to side.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.net

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rhybeka

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#4 posted 02-26-2015 11:32 PM

Told ya it was something stupid :D Well to start it wasn’t cutting at all (of course :p) I did manage to figure that out before reading this again – I seem to have issues with this when putting all my planes back together… I digress.

Yeeeah thanks Bandit :D so I need to open the mouth wide and see how far I can advance the blade before it won’t cut? So maybe chamfer is the wrong term? I’m looking to plane the 45 degree angle at the top of the 2x :)

gonna give this another go now that I have the blade in right!

-- Beka/Becky - aspiring jill of all trades, still learning to not read the directions.

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rhybeka

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#5 posted 02-26-2015 11:53 PM

success! I’ll be the one in the corner bowing my head in shame.

-- Beka/Becky - aspiring jill of all trades, still learning to not read the directions.

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boxcarmarty

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#6 posted 02-27-2015 12:29 AM

Beka, It’s seems to have a pretty good grip on that board…..

-- My mind is like lighting, one brilliant flash, then its gone.....

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DocBailey

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#7 posted 02-27-2015 01:48 AM


I’ll be the one in the corner bowing my head in shame.

There’s no head-bowing in woodworking (at least not shame-based)

You’re in good company here—I can almost guarantee we’ve all made mistakes that would top yours.

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Don W

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#8 posted 02-27-2015 12:13 PM

Again, what Doc said :-)

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.net

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