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Forum topic by bbasiaga posted 05-01-2018 01:05 AM 434 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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bbasiaga

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05-01-2018 01:05 AM

I just got a Sargent 418, which is equivalent to a Stanley no 6. Dated to 1942, so it has some war time features, such as no brass. I plan to use it as a rough work plane and want to put a decent camber on the blade. How much? I have a little scrub plane that I made from a HF no 33, and I think i put an 8” radius on that one. Same for this? Too aggressive for this wider blade?

Looking for your opinions.

Thanks,
Brian

-- Part of engineering is to know when to put your calculator down and pick up your tools.


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#1 posted 05-01-2018 01:11 AM

I use an 8in radius on my 5-1/2 and it works just fine.

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#2 posted 05-01-2018 01:27 AM

8 or 10” radius is about right. Since you already have and 8” radius on your scrub, try a 10” radius on the 6.

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#3 posted 05-02-2018 06:15 PM

Thanks guys! I will give 10” a shot.

Just gotta make a template with something.

Brian

-- Part of engineering is to know when to put your calculator down and pick up your tools.

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#4 posted 05-02-2018 06:49 PM

Might try just the corners? And barely camber the middle….unless you like planing away a lot of scallops caused by that camber.

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#5 posted 05-02-2018 11:10 PM

Bandit,

Fast stock removal is the goal here. I have a 5 1/2 and a 7 sharpened as you suggest for tasks where I want a better surface immediately off the plane.

Brian

-- Part of engineering is to know when to put your calculator down and pick up your tools.

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