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Re: Dimensioning: Question about roughing planes

david weaver
Wiley, as a matter of practice, somewhere around 2 times as far as the thickest shaving I intend to take or a little more, unless you have really easy going or only cross grain work, and then you can set the cap iron back as far as you'd like. The shavings don't show any influence from the cap either way.

Only really nasty stuff requires the cap to be set close on the jack. Quartered curly cherry comes to mind (I can only think of twice that I've had to do it).

I do work the try plane with the cap engaged, and it's set so that it straightens out about the thickest shaving I'll take in a given piece of wood.

There is quite a bit of extra resistance when setting the cap iron on the jack close, I guess because of the stiffness of the shavings, or I'd do it more often because it does eliminate surprises. Even given that, it does reduce risk and effort vs. the fight that occurs if you try to jack plane something like that without setting the cap close. Nothing adds effort like having to make something twice.

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