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Cut depth, species, and wear
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Re: Cap iron sharpening ()

Patrick Chase
It occurs to me that the K&K data were for fixed cut depths and species, which means that the shaving would have been consistently impacting the cap iron in the same place. I don't think that's how any of us actually use our planes, and varying either or both of those would further distribute the wear across the cap iron face, and reduce both its depth and perceptibility.

In any case my point was and is that K&K provide an upper limit for wear, as all of the variables we know of going from that to handplanes would tend to mitigate it in one way or another. That upper limit is quite low, enough so that I think we can safely conclude that frequent cap iron maintenance is more a matter of habit than necessity. You need at most infrequent touch-ups, and like you I haven't even see the need for that in my planes.

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