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Posted on Making Hand planes- what type of steel too use for sides and soles??

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#1 posted 12-26-2018 07:28 PM

Once you have the sides/bottom welded up, how do you intend to make sure the bottom is FLAT? You would really need a surface grinder to accomplish that. If the bottom ends up twisted as little as 1/32”, that is too much to expect sanding to flatten.

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