Hand Tools

Subject:
Re: Questions on sole flattening

Steve D, CT
As I mentioned, with the straight edge resting on the middle the ends are each off by .010 or so. That's a lot of metal to remove on a 5-1/2 so I am inclined to sell it for parts.

The plane is not restored at all. Whoever was using it seemed to like it a lot judging from the wear around the corrugations.

I was doing some flattening with a #7 yesterday and noticed inconsistency in the cut and saw that plane was convex by .005" (just eyeballing).

So to offer an observation on Bill's original question, .010 is unusable, .005 is OK but not great.

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