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Re: Cap iron setback and shaving thickness

david weaver
I am definitely guilty of only responding when I disagree with something. That seems to be the forum in general, or all forums. I think that's human nature, just as it's nature for some to not post their honest opinion because they want to be polite.

In terms of things that are a blip, I don't think the cap iron will be among them for anyone who is dimensioning wood by hand, but that isn't and won't ever be many people. I think it'll survive the fad issues unless hand tools go out entirely - and the reason I think that is because the cap iron originally pretty much eliminated the single iron plane. The old arguments on here were generally denial of that (including Larry's supposition that all of the single iron planes were better liked and consumed by use).

I, too, would like more substantive discussions from more other people, but from time to time I disappear for a period of months more or less for the same reason they do - I have other things I'd rather do with my spare time, or I'm just not interested.

My suggestion that Warren usually posts in disagreement isn't a supposition that I don't. I mention it because to a beginner, a troll does the same thing, but a beginner can't discern between a troll and someone who is disagreeing because they see something that's not true or likely not true. Many of us thought warren was the former, but we know that's not the case. People who stumble upon this board or another one where warren makes a post or two without too many specifics might come to the same conclusion initially.

I, for one, am thankful that warren posts no matter what he posts. I don't care if he calls me a buffoon and then offers up a nugget of information. I'll take what I can get. Really, if he just wants to call me a buffoon (not accusing him of doing that) and not offer up a nugget of information, that's fine, too.

I'd like to say if we didn't have contrarians on here that the board would be abloom with posts of all kinds of sharing, but we know from the past that in such a situation that, say, patrick and I aren't lighting it up (or in the old days, warren and larry with a 10/90 share, respectively), little gets discussed. That's unfortunate. If I draw heat for going way out there with specific topics, that's fine, I don't mind. If the moderators do, that's up to them, too.

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