Feeling stupid re LN102


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1 hour ago, Immortan D said:

Like Nut said, there's no mouth adjustment or even lateral adjustment on that plane. However it's not possible to make it work with the blade upside down because there is a notch on the back of the blade, which locks to the depth adjustment knob.

Good point. I'd call LN i doubt you'll have asked even remotely close to the dumbest question they've heard and they'll be more than happy to help.

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Play with the depth adjuster and which notch it mates with on the iron. I suspect the adjuster does not ride truly parallel to the patch of the iron, so you likely need to adjust it to hit a different notch (just noodling it seems further forward to steepen the angle.) I assume this is possible and the iron has several slots milled in it?

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I have a LN block plane that, from the factory, had the edge of the iron contact the front of the mouth just as it started to extend past the sole. I was completely unusable. Fortunately it was a simple matter of using a file to open up the mouth just a bit.

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6 hours ago, Tpt life said:

Play with the depth adjuster and which notch it mates with on the iron. I suspect the adjuster does not ride truly parallel to the patch of the iron, so you likely need to adjust it to hit a different notch (just noodling it seems further forward to steepen the angle.) I assume this is possible and the iron has several slots milled in it?

Unlike some Stanley block planes, LN's have a single notch on the blade, so no way he could do that.

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I bought the Stanley version a while back used. When I got it, it had the same issue. I tried and tried to get it working, but couldn't figure out why that was happening. I stuck in in the back of a drawer, in pieces, because I was so frustrated with it. A couple weeks ago, I pulled it out and put it back together. Remarkably, it went together and works fine now! I have no idea what I did differently, I'm know I had tried everything I could imagine previously.

Sorry this doesn't help you at all, but I hope you get it figured out!

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2 hours ago, Tony Wilkins said:

Yes, I believe you’re right - just not sure how I managed that with such a simple, straightforward mechanism.

Not picking. Just don’t see another way. I am not saying all of my assemblies were always correct. Maybe something as simple as a grain of sand. 

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