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Re: Cap iron sharpness
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Cap iron sharpness ()

david weaver
I've not noticed any practical amount of wear on my cap irons. I don't know if the rounded shape has anything to do with it, or if there's actually a bunch of wear and I don't know it. Either way, they work well without ever sharpening.

I recall Warren saying long ago that he doesn't sharpen his, either.

Never noticed it before, either, but the cap iron mechanism that K&K used is strange because it's bedded against the iron all the way down.

If there is material rounding going on at the edge, it would eventually allow shavings through (so it would seem). The only thing that's ever gotten through my cap iron is very troublesome cocobolo (something few will plane to begin with). That'll go through any, though, and went through when my cap iron was pretty fresh a few years ago.

I think this is an area where reviewing the paper and machine-related characteristics creates a sense where we need to do something on hand tools that really offers no benefit.

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