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Re: Cap iron setback and shaving thickness

david weaver
that might be an accurate representation if there was no practical use for the discussion.

This board generally isn't a beginners board to start with, and perhaps there is some accuracy that we don't need to talk in thousandths (actually, I think it's detrimental, because we should measure by eye and sense), but there is one simple fact that's lost in all of this:

"it's just another tool like scraping, sanding, etc"

That much is true, but there's a missing variable. It's a far better tool. It is the link between getting rough lumber and turning it into something accurate quickly. A subtlety lost on many, but if 100% of woodworkers would put down all of the "extras" and force themselves to use a stanley 4 for a month with a single washita sharpening stone, they would come out 50% more productive at least, for the rest of their life, even if it was only smoothing that they were doing.

Of all of the things that we talk about that are a waste of time (what's the difference between naniwa stones and ohishi), this is one that's actually practically useful.

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