|Forum topic by Walnut_Weasel||posted 08-23-2009 04:16 PM||802 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
08-23-2009 04:16 PM
Perhaps this is not the forum to post this on but I need to vent!!!
I have spent a bit over 2 hours now working on taking the iron that came in the Groz plane that I bought and trying to get it square and flat. $#%!!
Now granted I knew there was going to be a fair amount of work when buying a low grade tool but I did not realize how UN-flat something that was ground on a machine could be. There is a large low spot on the non-bevel side the size of a dime that must be 0.01” deep and it is directly behind the cutting edge so I really need to get it worked out. I did a fair amount of machining when I was younger and I don’t know how anyone that was paying attention could screw up a “flat” surface so badly…this is terrible craftsmanship IMO. I am doing this all by hand of course…if I could afford a powered sharpener I would have bought a plane of a bit higher quality. I am sharpening with the granite slab and sand paper method. I started with 100 grit then dropped back to 80 for awhile until I was able to at least get the “divot” back away from the cutting edge a bit, then worked my way back to 220. Now this “divot” is just making me even more aggravated because the surface is starting to get a nice shine as I am finally starting to approach a mirror finish but this big ugly spot is staring back at me. I guess it will just have to do for now! I can’t wait to see what kind of shape the bottom of the plane is in… mutter
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