Hand Tools Archive

Re: A novel method for flattening plane bottoms..

David Weaver
That's a good assessment - a good strategy (for wood and metal) seems to be removing the parts that are problematic so that everything else can be worked.

In this case, the method would horrify a machinist, but it's the product of my laziness (constantly trying to find a way to get to very good, but not perfect, with less effort).

It's probably been done a million times, or maybe it's not common because anyone with a professional setup would find it dopey. But it works well to make a very out of flat plane much more usable and fits a key thing due to a hole in my brain - if I figure it out, I'll be able to do it again in 10 years. If I read about it or learn from someone else, the knowledge will be soon gone.

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