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John in NM
A skilled machinist can do wonderfully precise and complex work with conventional machinery, no CNC required. CNC for simple stuff like a hand plane just saves you a ton of time in manufacturing.

I stopped in to LN's shop when I was in the area around 1997. Then it was all conventional machinery, and they did the same quality work you see coming from them now.

SJB on the other hand made the mistakes made by a guy who didn't use planes - I visited his shop too, since he was in the Phoenix area and I lived in Tucson.

So I remain surprised at the awful description of LN's cap iron. A good shop does not produce what was described and keep their good reputation. Especially on something as simple as a cap iron.

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