Final Jointer plane pics and test run

So after some sanding on the bottom and sides to do a little flattening and rust removal, I worked on the frog.  Once I flattened the areas on the frog, I put sticky sandpaper on the newly flatten surfaces and flattened the mating surface on the plane base.

Here are a couple of shots of the whole plane after I worked on it.  I started at 100 grit, went down several grits down and did a final polish with some 600 wet dry I had laying around.

Then I did my first test run.   I got crumpled shavings and a lot of chatter on the first pass.

So I pulled out the blade and chip breaker to see if I could see light between them and sure enough, I still had some light peeking through.  I took the chip breaker, clamped it up in my honeing guide and made some more passes over the sand paper.

This time I got nice ribbon shavings and a lot less chatter.  I might need to work with the chip beaker some more to get all the chatter out .. we’ll see on I get my workbench back in operation.

I added a shot of the honing guide set to 35 degrees.  I used this to get an even edge to mate with the blade.

Here’s a good summary video if you don’t want to buy a dvd (thanks Tico Vogt!):

How To Tune-Up A Hand Plane

PS.  please feel free to make suggestions.  After all, that’s what all this blogging is about, right?