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I think in finish cuts, it generally will be (the iron cutting a little narrower than the cap, or there will be tracks). I think most of us end up there, too, due to the fact that a plane just works better with camber than it does straight across.

I always leave my irons completely straight across when i first finish a plane to ensure good feed at the corners, but you can get a double iron wooden plane to clog if you skew it to the extreme. Fortunately, the double iron makes skewing unnecessary.

No clue if single iron planes do the same thing.

re: removing the corners, if the wear is truly planar, it will get you just a little bit of extra relief from the wear (extra space) to have the corners of the cap set back, but I'd rather solve the feed problem instead. It's usually pretty easy once the relationship between the cap iron shape and the wear is understood.

An old double iron plane is fairly simple, but subject to a lot of variation, so your plane, for example, fed well in my shop. But different types of wood, different types of use, and especially wood that is too junky to hold together well in terms of shavings - all of that could cause you to have a clog that I didn't have.

One of the things of genius for Leonard Bailey is coming up with a plane where all of this is essentially removed because there's no wear aside from a small sole thickness (and plenty of people have proven that you can get them to clog even with just the sole thickness, I guess). In infills, there is a thicker sole, but the infill makers understood what was going on and filed the front of the sole toward the bun (the total angle vs. the sole on the bed side is obtuse vs. being acute in wooden planes).

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