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Re: Whelan planemaking book?

Patrick Chase
The problem with Larry isn't so much that he chose to make single-iron planes. In addition to all of the reasons others have provided, he didn't have much choice as that's what his main customer demands.

It's that he went quite a bit farther than that and chose to use all of the recognition and influence he had accumulated to stridently advocate against double irons. I'm not talking about mere articles and random forum debates here. Much more problematic was that he had many "followers" in positions of influence who felt that his should be the last word on the topic.

I'm now watching his video on side-escapement plane building, and I think that his really *is* the last word on that topic, but he overreached when it comes to bench planes. With great influence comes great responsibility, and Larry didn't do so well by that measure.

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