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Where's the manual?

Postby RogerS » 15 Nov 2015, 12:01

Had occasion to use my Quangsheng low-angle plane the other day. Blew the dust off the plane drawer handle, then blew the dust off the Quangsheng. Then realised the blade was pretty blunt.

So I blew the dust off the handle of the drawer of where I keep the Veritas honing guide and blew the dust off that. Then I went indoors to the computer to download the manual. :lol:

I prefer on/off buttons as you may have gathered although I must confess to a certain amount of satisfaction hearing that lovely planing sound as a wafer thin shaving came off.
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Re: Where's the manual?

Postby TrimTheKing » 15 Nov 2015, 12:03

Manual for a plane...???
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Re: Where's the manual?

Postby Andyp » 15 Nov 2015, 12:13

TrimTheKing wrote:Manual for a plane...???


With guidance on which way up to put the iron. Whether or not to push or pull etc etc :D
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Re: Where's the manual?

Postby TrimTheKing » 15 Nov 2015, 12:19

Andyp wrote:
TrimTheKing wrote:Manual for a plane...???


With guidance on which way up to put the iron. Whether or not to push or pull etc etc :D


Sacrilege!!!
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Re: Where's the manual?

Postby RogerS » 15 Nov 2015, 13:15

For the sharpener !! But then you knew that, didn't you :D
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Re: Where's the manual?

Postby Rod » 15 Nov 2015, 14:11

Did you put a camber on it?

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Re: Where's the manual?

Postby RogerS » 15 Nov 2015, 15:13

Rod wrote:Did you put a camber on it?

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Ummmm....not intentionally. Should I have done?

I did wonder when I started sharpening it that my new grind seemed to be showing up a curved difference between it and what was already there. ie the original seemed to be bent.
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Re: Where's the manual?

Postby Rod » 15 Nov 2015, 16:28

There was a recent "discussion" on UKW about that, I think the camber gang won.
The theory is that a cambered blade won't leave tramlines?
I slightly camber mine by putting a bit of extra pressure on the sides whilst sharpening.
It's not an issue when planing edges which are usually narrower than the blade but can be on wide boards.
But having said that I've never experienced tramlines when using my Holtey smoother or my Chinese Mujingfang? whose blades are just about flat?

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Re: Where's the manual?

Postby RogerS » 15 Nov 2015, 18:47

Thanks for the interesting information, Rod. Not sure that I could put a camber on using the Veritas jig, TBH, but it's not an issue for me as I only use it for stuff that is narrower than the blade. I have the Sedgwick for doing proper planing ;)
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Re: Where's the manual?

Postby Rod » 15 Nov 2015, 19:25

Yes you can Roger, just press on a corner with a finger as you are push/pulling. Doesn't need much extra pressure though.

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