Stupid Mujingfang 1" rabbet plane questions

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Forum topic by Axle505 posted 10-07-2016 03:14 AM 1150 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-07-2016 03:14 AM

Ok—you get what you pay for.

Not sure what I was expecting. Heard that these could be decent. Got it in the mail. It’s a nice piece of rosewood, but the workmanship is nothing to brag about…. I suppose I’ll make it acceptable. I’m rather new to woodworking, but hey—I got two hands!

The blade is dull, a 1” meant to be used bevel-down. This is the first plane I have like this. Is it ok to hollow-grind this blade?

Anyone know these planes, and can give advice? Thank you

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#1 posted 10-07-2016 03:18 AM

I don’t have one, pictures would help though.

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#2 posted 10-07-2016 03:55 AM

I made my own…

1” bevel down skewed iron.

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#3 posted 10-07-2016 04:01 AM

It sure looks like a nice plane. I almost bought one awhile back. What did you find lacking? (other than dull blade)

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#4 posted 10-07-2016 04:16 AM

The roughness of the iron entry:

The rough cut of the ends:

A forstener helped out a bit—not done.

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#5 posted 10-08-2016 02:06 AM

Another question: Is the back end of the sole supposed to be slightly below the front end? Mine is. Do I flatten the entire sole?

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#6 posted 10-08-2016 02:14 AM

Yes it is.

Almost no irons come ready to go. I say almost because I don’t know a company off hand that will hone the iron before sending the plane out.

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#7 posted 10-08-2016 11:12 PM

The plane is definitely not as clean as in the advertisement photo. Ends and top had to be re-cut. Blade sharpened—it’s a soft metal—hollow ground fast. I re-sharpened it before putting the plane away. So, here is the first rabbet I have ever done. It was fun to make—and fetting a new plane is enjoyable to me. Some wax on the tool…and I think I’m satisfied for now.

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