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David Taylor

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#1 posted 12-27-2015 10:53 PM

For taking thinner or thicker shavings The plate holds down the wood that the blade wants to lift and split of fthe stock as the plane moves forward. For a very thin shaving, you want the wood supported as close to the blade as possible. For a thicker shaving, usually used for rougher work, that support can be moved out from the blade some.

A few thoughts on the subject, encompassing both block planes and others:

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