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277756 Paul Winters <pwinters12@g...> 2023‑09‑19 Wooden plane shrinkage?
Hi all,

I have three Ohio Tool Co wooden planes—a fore/jack, a 22”, and a 28”. The irons
and wedges of the two smaller ones won’t fit in the plane bodies after
acclimating to the basement for the last year. I am worried about a similar fate
for the longest plane, which is new to me.

Most of the internet seems to think I should grind down the width of plane irons
to deal with the shrinkage (?) in the bodies. A few people suggest filing the
bodies. Or would the problem resolve itself with more or less humidity?

Looking for input on how to deal with this issue. 

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