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Sgian Dubh
"Richard, presumably at this volume, you are using a machine sander to do the initial sanding work?

You're right. That's the sort of volume that never sees a handplane. It was an example from historical work I've done to make a point. I could offer more. My perspective is coloured by my many years involved in the furniture and joinery industry. My juices really flow when I get the chance to work on high end one-off craft furniture; its conception, the design development and presentation to a client, securing the order, making and delivering to the customer and, crucially, sending the invoice and getting paid. Most of what I guess you looked at on my website comes from this output. Stuff I'm involved in (or have been involved in over the decades) making for other businesses seldom make it on to my website - it's not mine to photograph and claim as my intellectual property.

I've always had to be pragmatic about how to earn a living as a woodworker. My experience covers furniture (high end and low rent) as an employee, business owner and on a freelance basis for a range of woodworking businesses (furniture, furniture repair/restoration, joinery); the fabrication of joinery items both large and small; building stuff for museums, exhibitions, events, theatre and TV studio sets; I have a history of teaching furniture and joinery subjects in the tertiary education sector, undertake occasional furniture/joinery consultancy work, and written articles for woodworking magazines/journals, something I no longer do, although I do still write on the subject(s), but not for magazines.

So, as you can see, I'm all over the place when it comes to interests, experience and (hopefully) some knowledge in the field of woodworking, even stretching to the creative and (to me) exciting possibilities of digital technology - design development and presentation, CNC equipment, and so on.

I guess all of the above could be construed as irrelevant to a thread on 'double-iron' planes. On the other hand I find all this discussion on the subject relevant to me and of great interest. As you can see I have a diversified experience in woodworking and I guess that colours my perspective when adding a comment or comments to a thread in a woodworking forum. So, setting the cap iron close to the cutting edge can be a boon for prepping contrary wood but in my experience using only a plane to prep surfaces polish ready is really not always an appropriate strategy, and I don't mind saying so. Slainte.

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