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Re: Cap iron setback and shaving thickness

david weaver
Impractical is the important thing. As the cap iron protrudes below the sole a thousandth or more, you should start to be able to see it.

You may wonder why I'm so sure about all of this. The reason is pretty simple. In five years (five and half?), I've never encountered a situation where it's beneficial to have the cap iron below the level of the mouth, and though on my jack plane, the cap iron will easily overlap some of the iron if it has to be set close, I've again, never been able to set the iron at the mouth or below and found it to be productive.

I think it's only been twice that I actually had to set the jack's cap close when thicknessing something, and it makes you appreciate the wood where you don't have to set it close a whole lot more. Perhaps doubled the time over a straight grained stick (and doubled the effort, for certain). We'd normally just change direction of work, but curly cherry that's quartered sometimes won't thickness easily in any direction, and if the board is not wide, there's no real choice other than to address the tearout.

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