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Using a Scraping Plane

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Shavings tell how you're scraping by
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Too Deep

Shavings tell how you're scraping by

Examine the wood and your plane shavings to diagnose problems. If the blade cuts too deeply, as shown top right, loosen the lever cap knob and reduce the blade depth.

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Too Shallow

If a freshly sharpened blade still leaves just tiny curls and sawdust, as shown right center, adjust the pitch of the frog until the burr bites into the wood surface.

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If a worn blade goes from making curls to making sawdust, resharpen the blade and restore the burr. Aim for long, wide, and thin shavings, like the one shown bottom right.


Scraping planes. No. 85 Cabinet Makers Scraper. Lie-Nielsen Toolworks, 800/327-2520 or Kunz No. 112 Scraping Plane (no. 16X61). Woodcraft, 800/225-1153 or Veritas Scraping Plane (05P29.01). Lee Valley Tools, 800/871-8158 or
Triangular burnisher. Two Cherries triangular burnisher (520-5085). Di Legno Workshop Supply, 877/208-4298 or

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Comments (5)
chuck8301 wrote:

they have the tool rack listed as a pdff file. There is no such animal.

9/6/2013 11:20:28 AM Report Abuse
blackdaan1 wrote:

I just found the printer icon at the top of this and the other pages which works but you still can't save it.

9/5/2013 05:03:07 PM Report Abuse
blackdaan1 wrote:

I agree. Its silly and maybe a little insulting not to be able to print or save the article in one action such as a pdf.

9/5/2013 04:59:21 PM Report Abuse
Gmcromp wrote:

Lujin, it is that way by desing. You have to buy the plan or print each screen. One of the major complaints with this site.

11/15/2012 01:21:54 PM Report Abuse
lujin wrote:

Only page 1 will print. Jim

3/18/2010 01:10:25 PM Report Abuse

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