I’ve had my Petite Rabot (little plane) since the beginning of October. I tried using it a couple of times just for giggles, but it wasn’t tuned up so well. It would either take no cut at all, or a relatively thick cut. While I’m a big fan of thick cuts, I don’t want them on a specialty smoother. This is the one place where a fine whispy cut is desireable. So I flattened the sole. This helped some, but it didn’t completely fix the problem. So I suspected that the iron wasn’t solidly bedded since the plane would chatter a little and still cut only a relatively thick cut. After checking and adjusting the bed, the iron now beds solidly with the plane and the setup works like it should. So if you have an old wooden smoother that you just can’t get to work like you want, here’s one more thing you can check that just might be the ticket.