I made three wooden planes this last summer and until recently, have
been exceedingly happy with their performance. The problem is that they
are no longer flat on the bottom.
The bottom of all three planes hase become convex along the length and
I'm trying to determine why. Each plane is made of a different wood.
One is a 9" york pitch cocobolo with an 1-1/2" Hock blade. The second is
8-1/2" long made of dogwood with a 1-3/4" hock blade. The third is a
scrub plane made for maple.
I'm thinking of two possiblities.
1. When not in use, I've stored them with the wedges still inserted.
2. The winter weather is very dry here in the great white north.
Do either of these make sense?