|Shavings jamming up the works|
|Here's an end-on view - look at that gap at right!|
The chip breaker looked fine. At some point I had flattened the mating edge for just this reason.
|The Hock chip breaker|
|You can see the leading edge has been flattened|
|Back of the Hock iron|
But the time came again because I really rely on this plane. So today (Wednesday) I worked on it again. I spent a couple of hours working the back on a coarse diamond stone. It's a fair bit better, but I could not get to the outside edges.
|Low spot in center, low areas at sides|
I made the back bevel very small - about a millimeter - so if I want to get rid of it later I can grind it off. This was a very frustrating exercise for sure! Now let's see how the plane behaves.
EDIT: after using the plane a bit, I still have shavings jamming in between iron and breaker. Arrrgh! Sometime soon I'll work it with some coarse sandpaper to lower the middle 90% or the back. Then I'll put it back on the diamond stones. If that doesn't fix the problem, I may find a new iron. Frustrating!