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I knew *PIC*

Mark Hennebury

I was one of those people who
"went to woodstock but doesn't have a ticket"

I learned woodworking at school in England back in the 60's and from my father who was a carpenter and joiner.

I knew that to prevent tearout you set the chipbreaker close, deciding how close was by trial and observation. People may say 1/32 or such for a starting point, but you eyeballed it and adjusted until you got the best results.

I thought everyone knew, right up until Bill Tindale contacted me asking about supersurfacer settings. That was at the time of the Kato video was being discussed. I had the Kato video on my website for quite some time prior to that, plus a lot of information on setting up supersurfacer blades and chipbreakers.
that's when i joined the forum and joined in the discussions.
I seem to recall some people were quite upset because i said that if they didn't know about chipbreakers it was because they hadn't done their homework.

Prior to that i wasn't participating on forums, and doubt that i would have thought to bring the topic up if i had been. If someone had disputed the chipbreakers usefulness i would have.

I taught woodworking at nights in my shop back in the 70's My fist 2 classes were about wood structure and tuning up handplanes. The handplane course was 8 weeks, 1 night per week for 3 hours per night. at the end of it you made fine shavings. We spent all that time, fitting the frog, lapping the soles, filling the throat opening and fitting the chipbreaker sharpening and adjusting planes.

I have studied and used planes for many years and now know more from a technical standpoint, but i understood quite well the basic principals all along. I have never had any expensive planes, just common Record planes, but they were well tuned and have planed thousands of feet of lumber with good results.

I believe that many people understand the basic principles of chipbreakers maybe like me they were just busy using them rather than on the forums talking about them.

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The big difference
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Simple concept, easy 'splanation
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