I’m loving my experiences so far with traditional woodworking. I’ve been patiently building my collection of necessary tools to get things going. Unfortunately, I’ve run into a bit of a challenge. I can’t seem to set up my planes correctly. I’ve spent hours watching videos on how to set my blade and cap iron but I keep hitting the same dilemma. Once I clamp down the blade, it won’t budge when I try to make the small adjustments necessary to get a clean and even shave. I’ve tried tightening and loosening the screw but I can’t find the middle ground for the lever cap. Either it’s tight enough that the blade won’t budge or loose enough that the blade moves once I start planing. I should also add that these are all older stanley planes that I restored myself. They look beautiful now but the performance is lacking. Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.
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