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Re: Question from Practical Planning Anonymous

Robert Hazelwood
It's amazing how much resistance there can be to sole flattening on most woodworking forums, and how much the difficulty is overstated.

But I agree with David, for the "practical planer" a concave sole is one of the more serious problems you could have, impossible to work around in many cases. Luckily its the easiest sort of sole condition to correct via lapping.

I would lap this plane, finishing with some careful (very straight) strokes on 220 grit to try to blend in with the surface grinding. Then sell it with some photos of the sole. I wouldn't discount the price on account of some CNC surface grinder tooling marks being removed.

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