This video introduces our moulding planes and demonstrates how to hone the blade and make adjustments. If you have purchased planes, please take a few minutes to watch the video. (We really wanted to get this video out before the planes started arriving but the mail service under-promised and over-delivered so packages started arriving three days before we expected.)
Here are a few things that I didn’t mention in the video:
- It is okay for the blades to be concave on the bevel side which rests on the bed. This will ensure that it seats properly and the wedge will flatten it.
- Even quartersawn cherry moves. Although we did our best to match the profiles of the blades and soles, some fine-tuning may be required. Slip stones or sandpaper wrapped around a dowel work best for the hollow blades and flat stones work fine for the round blades. The blade should fit into the plane without being forced. If the blade does not fit easily, material needs to be removed from the inside of the cheeks. A float is the best tool for the job, but a file or sandpaper glued to a rigid substrate can also work.
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