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Subject:
Flattening redux, a super hard marples 4.5

David Weaver
Flatten a twisted smoother https://imgur.com/gallery/VRtzNnq

This is a marples 4.5 that I got from England. They dont cost much of a premium over there.

It's got super hard castings, a lot of twist, and the cap iron didn't feed well. It turned out to have nearly a 90 degree wall filed or honed into the face.

Works great now. The twist made it inconsistent on a flat surface.

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