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Tried this again today

david weaver
I haven't been in the shop in a while, and was in it this morning to repair some drawers that someone dropped off.

I broke out the #4 and found a stick of beech a little over an inch wide, quartersawn (so the edge is the same as the face of a flatsawn board).

On the edge of a beech board, I'm just not able to get close to having the cap iron even with the sole and getting something manageable. At that point, I can still take a shaving with much struggling, but it's not possible to start the cut smoothly without skipping. On the face of a board with a wider cut, it would really be a problem.

I don't have a novel way to measure the projection (I suppose I could put it under the scope and photograph a wire of known diameter with it to guesstimate, but I'm pretty sure I was well short of even with the sole).

Beech is relatively dense and even and that may make getting the cap even with the sole a taller order. I didn't have any longer planes handy in the shop, just metal smoothers and wooden long planes (which is what I generally work with).

I'm curious to find out if anyone else has tried this.

(the smoother I'm using is generally stock angle on the cap iron plus whatever it may have increased when I cleaned it up and honed it).

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