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1. Is the sole of your plane flat? This may be why you only get contact at the edges. It could also be the reason for the excessive chatter on end grain.
2. Check your plane blade. Has it been heated and lost temper making it soft. If plane blade is ok increase sharpening angle to make the wire edge super fine. If you can bend it back an forth a couple time it must be fairly thick.