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Re: Another Edge Killer - Black Limba

David Weaver
Try to set the cap as close to the edge as you can visibly see it. Then back it off what seem like as small of an amount as you can. Tap the screw or do it however you'd like. You should be able to see a small sliver of light from the back of the iron when you angle it toward the light just right.

Put it in the plane and take a reasonably heavy smoother shaving. It should straighten up a little bit, and if it does, you're good to go. If it doesn't and you get appreciable tearout, you need to set it a little closer. If it jams, you need to set it a little further from the edge.

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