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Re: Possible theory
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Possible theory ()

David Weaver
if this is a bevel up plane, I see that waxy look on everything with the edge buffed, but on nothing if it's not buffed - doesn't matter what the wood is or the grain orientation is.

I don't know why that is.

A polished cap iron set close can also make what warren shows.

A complete wild guess, but I would imagine that the work done to the shaving (and how it's burnished as it goes over either the rounded edge (BU) or the rounded cap (BD) is similar.

Whatever the case, it's really pleasing. When I Planed long grain cocobolo with the BU plane with the unicorn tip, the shavings were far more attractive. The comparative edge (62 degrees total) was so steep that neither edge sustained silica damage from the silica in the cocobolo.

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