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#1 posted 05-20-2009 05:50 PM

Go here : scroll down and there you will find the directions. Just loosen the spin wheel a little. Use a little wax or tallow for ease in cutting. I personally like the tallow better, but most are offended by the smell. But I was lucky enough to go to Penland last year and I became a convert. Someone once suggested to me to ease the corners on the blade less than a hair and it did wonders. Chatter could be caused by incorrect pressure. I used to have a problem with planing until I lowered my work surface. God built the ground too close to my backside. Run the plane with the grain -you have to learn to read it. I have a lot of planes, some may call it an addiction – each one has a learning curve.

Good luck

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