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Re: Do you profile your cap irons?

Warren in Lancaster, PA
I haven't brought a new plane into service since 1983, but you have the right idea here, Patrick. If you have a bevel on the cap iron that is rounded and not a flat angle, the way I do and the way Nicholson did, and if your cap iron also follows the radius of the edge of the plane iron, they way mine do and the way Nicholson's did, and if you undercut the cap iron so only the leading edge touches, the way mine does and almost certainly as Nicholson did also, then this undercut surface is not a flat plane.

And if you do this, your plane is sophisticated far beyond what Lee Valley or Lie Nielsen can imagine.

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