| Welp, I have been playing with my new (first) handplane a Veritas Smooth
| Plane (#4). Wow!
| I am really surprised how fun it is to use. I caught myself smiling a
| times as I shwooshed off very thin 'ribbon candy' looking shavings.
| One question though. After I set my depth of cut and adjust the 'pivot
| adjustment mechanism', how can I be sure that the tip of the blade is
| protruding to the same extend from left to right? I have noticed when I
| taking very thin shavings that if it is pivoted to much in one direction,
| the shavings will only be coning from one side of the blade. Is this just
| matter of sighting down the blade and trial and error?
Eyeballing the iron gets you close but you typically have to take a few
sample strokes with a very fine cut and adjust the plane until the shavings
are coming off the middle of the iron... Do you have a bit of camber in that
iron so the corners don't dig in? If so the outside edges don't cut on a
very fine cut and it's obvious when you are cutting in the "middle" of he