[quote quote=555188]Have you tried planing without using the oil in a can?
Have you tried planing outside the house?
Have you taken your planes to someones house and see if the problem exists?
Have you tried planing at someone else house with their planes?
Have you tried planing at your house with their planes……not using your oil in a can?
Are you using the same brand of tomato can as Paul? OK that’s just an attempt at a little humor.
Just thinking out loud. You may have tried all this already. As with most things like this…….the cause will be pretty obvious once you know what it is.
Jim, Since I am the only one I know personally doing woodworking, using someone else’s plane is out. I may try removing all the oil from one of my planes using alcohol, but I don’t think that is the problem since Paul Sellers indicated he has never had this problem. On another note I don’t slather the oil onto the plane constantly, I use it sparingly, and occasionally. My oil can is a mushroom can with a Hanes tube sock inserted.
I will try planning outside another day, but right now it’s 11f degrees outside.
My son will be visiting tomorrow…I may have him do some planning, just to see if it occurs when he planes wood.
Another thought I have that I may try…I have a wallpaper steamer, and I may try to up the moisture content throughout my shop by running it. My concern is…my shop is small (13’x 19′) and crammed with all my tools…and I don’t want the condensation to cause rust. I may hold out as a last effort.
- This reply was modified 4 years, 7 months ago by Gary Mercer.