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277764 Kirk Eppler 2023‑09‑20 Re: [Sender Verification Fail] Wooden plane shrinkage?
Thoughts from here

1 - dry out your basement
2 - move
3 - better to shrink the iron / wedge than the plane walls due to fear of a
blowout next year when it's even wetter in your basement.

Kirk in Half Moon Bay, CA, where it's always foggy and misty.

On Wed, Sep 20, 2023 at 10:25 AM Paul Winters  wrote:

> 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.

Kirk Eppler in Half Moon Bay, CA 

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