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Don W

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#1 posted 08-06-2018 09:34 AM

When I’m tuning a wooden plane and have a similar issue I hit the mating surfaces (including the iron) with 80 grit paper. 320 is getting pretty close to polish.

Next you need to make sure you have a firm bedding. If the wedge doesn’t fit right, it doesn’t work right.

If you don’t want to work with the original wedge, make a new one to experiment with.

I have found old planes with a leather strip in the bed. I’ve never tried adding one, but can see how it may help.

It may also be your just not setting the wedge tight enough.

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