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    plane iron trouble..

    well i got a problem, i got a new setup for my stanley 5 1/2, but it doesnt fit the sides of the plane body. the mouth is right but the sides are to tight.. the iron measures 2.375 and if i go to my no. 7 it has a 2.625 iron in it. so can i take and grind down the new iron to fit or should i grind off the sides of the plane body to make it fit.. the body is marred already so its just a user not a collectible. and if any one has a 2.375 lever cap i need one this modge podge had a 2.25 lever cap on it. but a 2.375 mouth..
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    Just curious, what blade setup did you get Larry?
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    Hi Larry,

    First, your number 7 should take that 2.375" blade -- the 2.625 blade fits the number 8.

    Next, sounds like your 5-1/2 needs a 2-1/4" blade. IIRC, you picked up the 2.375" blade and breaker in my garage. So if you'd like to return it, I can replace it for you with the proper one. (Those 5-1/2's are sneaky.)

    Ron

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Hock View Post
    Hi Larry,

    First, your number 7 should take that 2.375" blade -- the 2.625 blade fits the number 8.

    Next, sounds like your 5-1/2 needs a 2-1/4" blade. IIRC, you picked up the 2.375" blade and breaker in my garage. So if you'd like to return it, I can replace it for you with the proper one. (Those 5-1/2's are sneaky.)

    Ron
    well maybe my no.7 is a no. 8 i know i wasnt accusing you i thought i had picked the right door and to send back and forth isnt gonna make either of us rich if it wont hurt it to grind it down some i can get it done i think..
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    Got my answer, and I have to say that's some great service you got there Larry
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    he is even nice in person too even gave service to a dunce like me
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    Hmm, Friday nite. Usually the time my credit card comes out of my wallet... Think I need to make me another wooden plane. Maybe a bigun...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brent Dowell View Post
    Hmm, Friday nite. Usually the time my credit card comes out of my wallet... Think I need to make me another wooden plane. Maybe a bigun...
    Brent,
    Why not buy the Iron from Ron and build the plane from scratch..
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    (Shhhhh, that's my plan.... but my wife checks this forum out sometimes....)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brent Dowell View Post
    (Shhhhh, that's my plan.... but my wife checks this forum out sometimes....)
    Nahhhhhh. she wouldn't do that..
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