Good iron for a good cheap plane…Anant aa plane

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  • #135559
    bow
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    Last week i acquired a no.5 anant plane. It’s a new line model A+ i decided to give it a try.
    I liked what i found: sole is flat that required only five minutes to lap with 120 grit sand paper, bearing surfaces between frog and plate was good also. Down points are : abit of slack and….the blade itself: the edge is out of flat when compared with iron sides. after that i tested steel hardness with a file and the result was the steel was hardened only 3n or4 four mm from the edge. So i decided to buy a new iron..but which i have to buy?? Next posts i will show some pictures with pros and cons of this cheap plane

    #135637
    ehisey
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    I would not really bother with the thick iron. Tried one as I happen to have one already in a plane, and I can’t tell much difference between it and the standard irons. The standards are lighter and easier to sharpen for me.

    Tuscloosa, Alabama
    Lung T'an Hu Huesh Kung-fu Woodshop

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