what the heck did i do wrong.. on 2 planes
So I admit, I'm a power tool user first and a hand tool user second. Now that I have used them more over the last few years I look back at a few times I spent hours sanding and could have probably spent 15 minutes with a plane and 10 minutes sanding to achieve the same results.
I just have a few Stanley/Bailey planes, nothing huge or exotic. As a result of all my new usage I needed to sharpen the blades. No issue there, I sharpened them up and put them back in to the planes. On 2 of the 3 planes I did this on the blade is WAY too close to the front of the mouth. I tried readjusting and playing with the depth, but in order to have the blade protrude from the bottom of the sole I ended up having like 1mm of space... and sometimes the contact slightly. I thought that reinstalling the blade was pretty idiot proof, but I found a way to complicate it.
Any suggestions on what to do?
Last edited by Dvoigt; 10-14-2011 at 03:59 PM.