Hand Tools Archive

Re: Controls and lessons from competition

David Weaver
Absolutely. This needs both follow up head to head as well as repetition in making the iron to see if it's a fluke. I don't have enough sap left on this wood for a fair test with v11. The wear pattern on this iron is drastically different and the planed weight supports a difference, though. Subjectively, it's not much harder or softer.

Weight was added as a control to compare different boards, but it's not perfect. This is also why the original test was run in all heart.

It's drudgery to test something like this. Takes about a an hour to plane this distance and was the plane 200 times.

If someone has an iron lie Nielsen 4 and would like a bronze, I might like to switch.

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