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Re: No tear stained defense needed..

david weaver
Do you have a picture of the wear? Warren has stated no visible wear over a very long period of time, and I haven't seen any on my stanley 4.

I actually have the metallurgical scope now - we can see what a 4 that's (smooth) planed approximately 250 board feet looks like (that's smoothed from the try plane - what's that equivalent to in planer ripples? I don't know). I'm interested in it, because it appears more to have been burnished.

And it's genuinely curious to me, too. I sent Brian Holcombe a try plane with a later English iron that you can almost roll a burr on, but it will cut and cut with a very visible edge, yet the cap on that type of plane (that's doing heavier work) still has not shown any sign of needing a touch up.

I'll issue this challenge - you do more planing than me, I'd suspect. Don't hone your cap iron for a full year, and see what it looks like. If it gets unusable at some point, show us a picture of it.

WRT to the stanley that I mentioned above, it is set about as far from the edge as the pictures on here (about 6 thousandths) and I always use it the same way. One set of heavy shavings, one set of light ones. a "set" is whatever it takes to get a uniform finish across a board surface after the try plane, and then the second set at a lighter shaving is whatever it takes to do the same thing with a lighter shaving - with the latter, the cap iron is doing nothing. But I never set it off out of the way on a smoother, there's no point. Same as it's exceedingly rare that I set it that close on the try plane. It's probably more like 1 1/2 hundredths. If wood is problematic, increasing the shaving thickness a little bit actually improves the surface. I'm guessing in the 1 1/2, because a heavy cherry shaving is a hundredth, and in ash, it was about 60-70% of that.

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