I tried this. Still did it. I moved the "frog" all the way back as far as it would go. There's a lever on the back that appears to adjust the pitch of the blade crossways when moved left or right. This actually hits the handle with it moved back as far as it will go, and yet the blade still hits the front of the opening.It looks like the frog is too far forward. Take off the lever cap, and the cutting iron/cap iron. You should see two screws holding the frog to the base casting. Loosen those two screws and slide the frog back.
NO! The blade should not bow when the screw is tightened. I have never seen that happen.With the screw tightened down, the blade bows. This pic shows it. Is this normal or not?
Have you seen a cutting iron bow like that before? I never have. That just looks... bad, to me. How do you correct for that?give us a picture of the plane with the blade removed and the frog all the way back looking down. I'm wondering if its the wrong frog. The bow in the blade isn't the issue.
Post a picture of that.Mine appears to have a part the diagram doesn't have. With it all assembled, there is a metal plate behind the blade and in front of the frog.
+1 on the picture. There should not be a plate between the back of the blade and the frog.Post a picture of that.
Your plane is a little more modern than what I am used to. Don't know that I have ever seen a plate between the iron and the frog.