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steve voigt
Yes, planecraft or the first issue of FWW.

I read the mostly-accurate description from FWW in about…1995, I think. I promptly tried setting the cap iron super-close. My experience was probably similar to yours…the plane was almost impossible to push; it clogged immediately; shavings jammed between the cap iron and cutting iron. I promptly moved the cap iron back, and didn't really try again until 2012, after you and Kees started writing and making videos about it.

In retrospect, I probably had the following problems: I wasn't a very competent sharpener yet; I hadn't mated the edge of the cap iron to the cutter properly; I hadn't shaped the tip of the cap iron properly--it probably had a steep, blunt edge. I guess that shows what a slow learner I was. But it also shows that it's not the easiest thing to learn on your own.

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