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Sgian Dubh
Hi Warren, it comes across to me that your advice is usually well meant, and I'm pretty sure your opinion of me is that I don't know much when it comes to the use of handplanes. Believe it or not I can actually use handplanes pretty effectively. I even teach learners in the trades of both furniture and joinery, when I'm in a teaching role, about setting the cap iron close to reduce tearout, and demonstrate it to them. It's tied up with setting up a plane and how to sharpen, and all the usual stuff.

I do however get the impression you think all woodworkers ought to work the same as you, and your comments to me along the lines of "It does take experience to do well and to do quickly. If you try it a few times and then throw up your arms and say it is just too hard, well, I think then you will never learn to work efficiently or how to handle finishing a planed surface" come across as failing to take into account the necessary working practices of woodworkers that don't do whatever it is you do.

I've never seen an example of your output but I suspect it doesn't involve working in large teams churning out hundreds of square feet of surfaces in need of prepping and finishing. This sort of thing is a proportion of the kind of work I do in the commercial sector, as well as smaller scale craft furniture projects, and a range of other bits and bobs I undertake to make a living. Anyway, if I were to dig out my handplanes and meticulously plane a couple of hundred table tops for a restaurant chain I'd very quickly be asked what the hell am I up to poncing around like an old hen.

Basically, your suggestions and guidance about handplane use apply in some circumstances, but they're inappropriate in others. I do a lot of 'others' in the mix of work I undertake. Slainte.

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