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Bridger
So I'm probably a good example of how knowledge is "lost".

I started working when I was a teenager. The old guys I worked with knew I was interested in craftsmanship, so they steered some hand tools my way, along with some advice. In with all that advice was something to the effect of your terse description of chipbreaker mechanics. Then I was turned loose. In those days my work was more carpentry than fine woodworking and the planes I used were a Jack plane and a block plane. Neither of those offer best case lessons in chipbreaker use. Though I "knew" that the chipbreaker was for preventing tearout I never developed the practical skill. When I needed a refined surface I generally resorted to sandpaper.

Fast forward to me in my thirties. Determined to make good on my reputation as someone interested in craftsmanship, I established myself in a shop and hung a shingle. In a shop environment refined surfaces come in larger volumes, and so does sawdust. Determined to cut down on sawdust production (and inhalation) I started trying to smooth plane in earnest. I got results that were frustratingly inconsistent. I did research on that newfangled internet thing where I found lots of people heavily promoting single iron "low angle" planes- basically oversize block planes. Block planes I knew well but I couldn't make the connection between them and flawless surfaces. So I still finish sanded. Somewhere in there came the k&k studies and their discussion here and elsewhere. Then it clicked- that's what the old guys were trying to tell me.

So to those of you who did the heavy lifting regarding chipbreaker knowledge on that newfangled internet thing, thank you.

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