I was setting up my Veritas shoulder plane and it got knocked off a 5″ tall block onto my bench. Unfortunately, the corner (where the sole and side meet) ended up landing on the corner of my iron holdfast. This left a small (maybe 1/8″) ding the corner.
I wouldn’t be too bothered about it except the ding seems to have created a bit of a bump along the sole. Maybe 1 thou high in a 1/16 x 1/8 spot It’s subtle, but if you run the blade of a square over the sole, there is a small point where the blade lifts before returning back to the sole.
It seems like the right thing to do here is to try and make a targeted effort to remove just that small amount of raised material and preserve as much of the sole surface as it is. I don’t want to mess up the geometry of the side to the sole any more than absolutely necessary. Is there a specific tactic i should employ to do this?