Why is wood getting between blade and back iron?

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Forum topic by trevor7428 posted 06-28-2017 10:46 AM 588 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-28-2017 10:46 AM

This just started happening on my woodcraft #6 fore plane. Wood shavings are getting between the blade and back iron. What do I have to do to resolve this?

-- Thank You Trevor OBrion

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#1 posted 06-28-2017 12:43 PM

You have to make certain there is a tight even fit between the edge of the chip breaker and the iron. I’ve seen a youtube clip or two about it. Basically the edge of the chip breaker is placed on the abrasive and flattened much like lapping the back of chisel. Once you get a uniform edge hold it against the back of the iron and look to see there is any daylight between. If there is none that should solve the problem. If there is, more scrubbing.

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#2 posted 06-28-2017 12:56 PM

Fellow Lumber Jock OSU55 has an excellent pictorial on this:

It’s magic

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#3 posted 06-28-2017 01:01 PM

The blog that wahoo linked is excellent. I also did a blog entry on the same subject with a chipbreaker that gave me a particularly hard time that you may find helpful as well.

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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