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Re: Worn Through
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david weaver
(I'm practicing using titles that are representative rather than making a long list of posts with a title that bears little resemblance to anything other than the first post.)

My wooden planes generally remove the first layer of crap with new lumber. Sometimes the lumber is dirty, but usually not so bad. Those are large shavings, and if the edge is bad enough, I just strike a line and cut it off. On the face, the jack plane takes off the junk. so far, I haven't noticed anything on it (the sole is very slick looking with some big scratches from various untoward things, like staples or accidentally running the plane across something, etc).

So, anything after that is working fairly clean wood.

However - point of the title - the very first #8 that I ever bought was sold to me by an unscrupulous seller. It had a diagonal groove down the center - to the left on the rear and to the right on the front - you know what I mean. The cap iron was split in two at the center. It must've been used to take the edge off of dirty wood, one after the other, and the seller neglected to mention that the cap was worn through in the center. Maybe it was stuck in some kind of fixture, I don't know.

So, if the wood is bad enough, I guess you can mess up the front of the cap (but that should be long gone before you get to your "fine" planes. Aside from that, if I have the cap set close and take a healthy swipe of filthy wood off (something I don't have that much of, but from time to time, you still get), I don't think much dirt contacts the cap iron - the underside of the dirty wood does.

Thanks, by the way, for the earnest participation in this discussion.

And, remember the picture of the wood with a bit of tearout that you rode me about in the article? You were certain that I must've seen it at some point, and that i allowed it as a "piece of wood that wasn't ready for finish". You're in the place to actually ask a question about that piece of wood. I'm still patting myself on the back for not making a big deal about it, because I tend to go all or none on most things, and on the human side of things, I actually recognized that folks were making an effort on their time and dime to edit an article that I put together.

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