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Re: Do you profile your cap irons?

david weaver
Ok, now I'm in data acquisition mode given this, Warren. I certainly wouldn't criticize a pro being a doofus amateur.

So, my question is this. Do you profile the jack cap, also, like a gutter plane (but perhaps less severe) or is this only try plane and smoothing plane?

My thoughts on this have been that as the shaving thins near the edge of an iron, the fact that the cap iron is closer is probably beneficial. But at those thinner parts, the chip may not be thick enough to matter, so it may not make any real difference either way.

I have bought about 40 planes, I guess, most of them english (I don't still have them all, I was just looking at various planes and various cap irons) and only one plane has had a modification like this, and unfortunately for me, it was the leading corner on a badger plane cap iron). I choose mostly english stuff because it's usually much closer to condition of the last pro user than stuff in the US. Actually, I don't have any good planes that I've bought locally. From time to time, I'm in your area but the tools that would've been there when you started are sparse thanks to Ebay. Even George used to come up your way (a 4+ hour trip) and loot the flea markets, but he said there's little there now. Not to say there's none, but little rather.

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