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Re: Drawer grooving plane
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Re: Drawer grooving plane ()

David Weaver
Good eye!! I don't remember doing that, but I do remember that I often bias hidden parts of planes so that the fit will be good.

On nicer planes, I usually make a bias in the bed if the iron doesn't have one (the older irons are always hollow in the back), and then the rest show up as a matter of fitting.

On all of the quick planes, the wedges are something soft (this one is plywood - some kind of softwood ply) because the plane may never get used enough to really get a harder wedge bedded well, and a cheesy plywood wedge doesn't make you feel like you need to be careful. Just strike them and knock them out - the softwood ply like this usually dents instead of breaking, anyway.

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