Clean Shaving & Dirty Fingers
Finally ordered a replacement blade for my big no8 Stanley plane. CMP-V11 alloy from Lee Valley #neversponsored.
Ordered a cap iron as well. Nicely made stuff, but wouldn’t quite fit my plane. Throat needed opening and the slot for the depth adjuster pawl needed shifted as well.
Painter tape helped show where to file on both parts and on the cap iron, a small piece of aluminum was wedged & hammer peined to lock it in place.
A test run showed a nice full width shaving and a shiny polished surface versus my old blade.
It’s always satisfying to be able to make furniture and upgrade your own tools.