15 November 2014 at 12:14 pm #120987
I was dressing a piece of cedar today and as I was planning it I noticed a couple of nicks/dents in my plane iron. Resharpend the plane and after a handful of passes had even more nicks in the edge of the iron. Is this a property of cedar?17 November 2014 at 3:09 am #121017Frank JosephParticipant
No that is not normal
Its a soft wood planes easy.
Look at the wood very close there could be something in it like buckshot I found a jacked round in a maple once and a screw in a pine log.
There is something hard doing it. In the wood or something you are doing.
In South Jersey the good part of New Jersey, USA.17 November 2014 at 3:27 am #121033DaveParticipant
Tom, is there any discolouration in certain areas of the board? Greenish, greyish etc?
-Canada17 November 2014 at 9:32 am #121036
the board came out of a school in country new south wales in Australia when they did some renovations so unlikely to have buck shot in it. nails possibly but I definitely cant see any. Not sure about the colouration I’m colour blind. I’ll take a photo later and upload it.17 November 2014 at 10:50 am #121038
Here are photos of both sides of the timber and shots of the plane iron. It’s been just sharpened and only took a handful of strokes and it was the 2nd time it happened17 November 2014 at 11:30 am #121045DaveParticipant
Is this the same wood as in this blog? http://www.popularwoodworking.com/woodworking-blogs/chris-schwarz-blog/beware-of-australians-bearing-softwoods
-Canada17 November 2014 at 11:39 am #121046
It very well could be. My dad rescued it when they were doing renovations at his school. Not sure what it was being used for originally, had an ugly paint job on it.17 November 2014 at 5:47 pm #121056David GillParticipant
Just a thought have you tried sharpening the plane iron and trying it on another piece of timber just to eliminate the plane from the equation
Wigan, Lancs. England :17 November 2014 at 7:02 pm #121060Frank JosephParticipant
The wood could have sand in the surface .?as Dave said try the plane on other wood, then plane this wood check the blade after each pass try and locate the area its coming from then inspect that area with a glass. You have a #80 try it see what happens and try another plane. Or just scrap it and be done with it
In South Jersey the good part of New Jersey, USA.18 November 2014 at 3:40 am #121074
Trying the plane on another piece of wood sounds like a good idea. Worst comes worst I’ll remove the ridges in wood with sand paper. Using it to make photo frames for Xmas presents. Just bought the scraper on the weekend. Haven’t got it going yet, think I need to sharpen it18 November 2014 at 4:50 am #121075George FulfordParticipant
I ran into the same problem last weekend planing a piece of wood from a pallet. It had tiny staple remnants that were just about impossible to see until they got planed over and were shiny. The blade passed right through them, but left those little nicks in the blade just like in your pictures. Might be worth a closer look.18 November 2014 at 10:04 am #121080
Found the culprit. A little piece of nail or something. Felt the plane hit it this time. Only took 3 sharpenings and a lot of stuffing around. Good to be making some progress on my picture frames, to hot in Brisbane to not make any progress.
Thank you all for the help:)
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