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25 September 2019 at 4:33 pm #612015
Thanks a lot for all your answers.
The rocks around my town are all granite, so I went to a granite slabs industry and they gave me some broken parts they had as waste for free. They are flat enough.
I finally bought two more planes, as this one needs much more work than the time I have available now, and I prefer to start woodworking. As Paul suggested when I asked in one of his videos, It feels like the frog is not matching the plane. It is maybe a “Frankenstein”. I tried to bend the lever but It is still crushing, so I have filed It. This way I think It may work but o have not finished yet
The new one I prepaired has everything correct and It is working nicely following Paul’s video. It is a USA made Stanley, and I do not know why but It feels better made than the other ones
As some of you pointed, the plane has to be flat just in front of the mouth. I tried the one that was not and It got stuck easily when the planing is started and it does not shave well
If I have time I Will add some pictures to show where the missmatch between plane body and frog can be seen25 August 2019 at 5:11 pm #602611
Thanks a lot for your answers, you helped me a lot (sometimes one does not realizar of easy solutions, as bending the lever is). I will follow your advice, bend the lever without forcing the rivet and flatten the plane. I will get a granite block as flat as possible and use it with the abrasive paper to get flattening to the mouth
I will post the final state of the plane in case this can help to another new woodworker like me
Carlos24 August 2019 at 4:09 pm #602287
I forgot two pictures