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Patrick Chase
Yeah, I completely agree that you could end up way off in the weeds if you tried to start with something like cap-iron profiling before getting the fundamentals sorted out.

I've only ever messed with the corners/sides of one cap iron, and that was for a 10-1/4 (a jack-sized bench rabbet). The cap-iron's leading edge was ever so slightly crooked, to the point where its side stuck out a tiny bit past the plane's sidewall when evenly set. That's a bad thing in a rabbet plane for obvious reasons, so I ground in a bit of a lengthwise taper (entirely behind the edge) so that it could be rotated a tiny bit relative to the iron without sticking out.

The point I'm making by example here is that even if you know something is OK to do in principle, it's probably not a good idea to actually do it until you have a concrete reason. OTOH "because Nicholson/Warren said so" does carry some weight :-)

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