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Posted on Tip: Closing the Mouth on a Fixed-mouth Block Plane

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#1 posted 09-20-2020 10:38 AM

Shim the bed to move the blade a bit further out.


I’ve done it, and the adjuster still works. Maybe a dozen years ago ( or more ), I read an article by, I think, Brian Boggs, on how to supercharge a spokeshave, and to tighten up the mouth, he applied a bit of epoxy, covered with greased cardstock and then clamping in the blade. After the epoxy setup, he removed the cardstock, leaving a much tighter mouth.

I’ve used metal shimstock and it does not need epoxied. But in the end, a super sharp blade trumps a tight mouth everyday.

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