I bought a wooden bodied jack plane, a Sargent 609 (Under the Kenewa name). The wooden body is in great condition and I thought the iron was too, until I tightened the cap iron to the iron. Before tightening, the cap iron makes contact with the iron just fine, but when I tighten the cap iron, it lifts away from the iron on one side by a good bit. The iron is curved from top to bottom, but I doubt that is a problem. The real problem seems to be that it is also twisted. Can this be fixed by someone without any metal working skills? I have tried putting a shim between the cap iron and the iron on one side. That sorta works, but not great.
The iron is pretty heavy duty Cast Steel. It is 8 inches long, 2 1/4 wide, and is very thick at the cutting edge, though it tapers a lot by the top. Thanks
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