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Re: mouth question
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Re: mouth question ()

Derek Cohen (in Perth, Australia)
Read the Finck Krenov plane making book and the most of the angst of making the plane is fretting about keeping the mouth tight.

Bill, I have an original Krenov plane, made by Jim himself. When he sent it to me it was set up for planing, indeed, it arrived with shaving in its escapement.

I made a note of the settings Jim used, and the chipbreaker was set 1/16" from the edge - too far back to be making an impact.

Review here: http://www.inthewoodshop.com/ToolReviews/The%20James%20Krenov%20Smoother.html

Perhaps someone might correct me, but it seems to me that this was not a technique he used or taught. I could not find any reference to setting the chipbreaker in his books.

Regards from Perth

Derek

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