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Patrick Chase
I don't understand why we must insist dogmatically that use of the cap iron was 100% lost to the interwebs, as opposed to 99% lost or 95% lost or whatever.

What is clearly established is that the vast majority of woodworkers, including purported "authorities", were either:

1. Convinced that it was useless for mitigating tearout

2. Using it in a manner that doesn't actually prevent tearout (too much setback).

People seemed to progress from the second category to the first over time, i.e. they would start out misusing the cap iron because they didn't know any better, and then conclude that it didn't work.

My personal opinion is that a lot of people in group (2) think that they "knew about the cap iron all along", and that that's sort of like a homeopath insisting that they "knew about modern medicine all along". With that said I frankly don't see why we must insist on disabusing them of that notion, or how anybody benefits from doing so (other than in a very egocentric sense).

In any case, people like Warren and David deserve a huge amount of credit for re-popularizing the correct use of the cap iron, and that should be enough IMO.

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