This is the Veritas Scraping Plane Insert, installed in my favourite bench plane. I bought it years ago to use in my #4 bench plane and used it a few times, but over time I found it simpler and easier to use a cabinet scraper or card scraper. I haven’t used the insert in years.
The assembly installs without tools in a bench (bevel-down) plane with a blade at least 2″ wide. I think that a #4 is the perfect size for it.
I am including a 0.016″-thick, 2″-wide blade (shown installed) as well as two 2-3/8″-wide blades with thicknesses of 0.016″ and 0.024″. The blades can be used on their own as card scrapers, as well as in the insert. I still have the instruction sheet but the 3/32″ hex key to adjust the set screws in the sides of the insert (seen in the top photo) has gone missing.
Okay, here’s the deal.
If you would like this Veritas Scraping Plane Insert (just the insert – not the plane, too!) please leave a comment below indicating your interest by 6pm Sunday May 5.
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