Hand Tools Archive 2007

Subject:
chip breaker/cap iron or not?

Mike Schwing from Md.
>Hi all.

I am about to embark on building a couple of my own hand planes. A lot of my existing planes have nice thick irons with no chip breakers, while plenty of them, mostly older ones, have chip breakers/cap irons (whatever they're properly called).

When deciding how to build these planes, as well as what irons to purchase, I'm trying to decide which type to use, and really don't have a preference, other than to think simple is better. Both types seem to perform equally well as far as I can tell.

I will be building a jack and a coffin smoother to begin with.

Any input and advice on the type of iron will be greatly appreciated, as well as some potential sources (other than robbing my existing planes). Thanks!

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chip breaker/cap iron or not?
Re: chip breaker/cap iron or not?
You guys are awesome
thank you all and 1 more thing
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We've got a few... *LINK*
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Double Iron
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And let's not forget HNT Gordon planes *PIC*
Some thoughts but no new tests
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Clarification
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Fine Shavings
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Fine shavings and thick shavings
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No. 46 degrees is the steepest
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46 degrees is the steepest
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How to look at the post you are responding to
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Thanks
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Oops, my bad, found the prefs. *NM*
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Re: Fine Shavings
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Chris, I have a question for you,
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I don't think so *LINK*
Huh?
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Really Huh?
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Question and correction.
I'd really like to hear Larry's/James' response. *NM*
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Facts
recanting?
???
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Tread carefully
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cap iron use- please help
sawing planes in half
that could work- thanks! *NM*
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Re: chip breaker/cap iron or not? *PIC*
Apologies Wayne...
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