Avatar Of Joshua FarnsworthJoshua Farnsworth
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Great looking plane! You’re getting major chatter, which is most likely from the iron not being rock solidly seated in the frog. First try sharpening as best you can, then make sure the frog screws are tight into the body, make sure the lever cap snaps down tight enough, and also try testing on pine at first. Transitional planes are notorious for chatter, even after taking all these measures because of the way the metal frog attaches to the wooden body. I only use transitional planes as a jack plane with a cambered iron…for rough work. It’s hard to get consistently good shavings with a transitional smoothing plane and jointer plane.