I was reading some old posts where people say it is hard to make a
cross pin in a Krenov style plane so that there is even pressure across
the blade. Does using the Mortise method for holding the wedge avoid
this problem? Why do people have a big v shape removed from the wedge
in the mortise method?
Traditionally, wooden plane wedges didn't have a v-shape removed,
they had a squared-off cutout with a ramp to aid in passing shavings.
If you are referring to the way Steve Knight seems to be doing his
wedges, you'd have to ask him, but I'm guessing he's aiming for a
similar thing (passing shavings).
And yes, the traditional mortise method for holding a wedge should
apply even pressure if the wedge is fitted correctly to the mortise.
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