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  • Issues with Stanley Plough Plane

    Posted by GizmoDuck on October 14, 2023 at 3:42 pm

    Hi, all.

    Can anyone give me a hand, please? I’ve gotten myself a Stanley Plough plane and everything looked good; it had all its parts and its cutters.

    I sharpened up the 4 mil cutter and tested it on a scrap beam, and it cut fine. Then I moved on to my work piece, and nothing. The plane barely cut, even if I extended the cutting iron, nothing. It got to the point where the iron was too deep and stuck fast. So I retracted it and tried again, and nothing.

    Without adjusting the plane I moved over to my scrap wood and it cut fine. What is happening, what am I doing?

    GizmoDuck replied 1 month ago 3 Members · 4 Replies
  • 4 Replies
  • mkrol

    October 15, 2023 at 2:26 pm

    I always think “is it _really_ sharp enough?” And “is the angle correct” for the flavor of wood.

  • thoworth

    October 16, 2023 at 4:40 am

    What type of wood is your project piece? Are you going with or against the grain? That can make a huge difference.

    • GizmoDuck

      October 16, 2023 at 5:09 am

      Hiya. It’s bog-standard pine. With the grain. No idea what’s happening.

  • GizmoDuck

    November 2, 2023 at 3:14 am

    So this entire app/forum is dead already, then?

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