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The big difference
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Warren in Lancaster, PA
I wrote this last week:

The big difference between the Planecraft era and what we are doing today is the scraping and sanding. The use of the double iron is an art. If you are planing well, both scraping and sanding will degrade the surface.

Todd Stock wrote in 2004 in a thread about ditching the Bailey plane:

It's refreshing to see at least an attempt at a rational examination of performance issues, versus more theology.

That said, exactly how many times do we actually maintain the freshly planed surface intact for our tactile pleasure - versus scraping, sanding, filling, sanding, first coat, sanding, etc..?

How many times? I haven't used scraper or sandpaper since 1978. Not for planed surfaces, mouldings, turnings or carving. I do burnish turningsand sometimes mouldings. For carving, I run a cloth over the finished work. If the cloth catches on the tip of a leaf or something, I burnish. Nobody wants to dust carvings that are too sharp.

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