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Re: Breaker, breaker, on mine, clear the pine

david weaver
I like the way you put that, Larry didn't take the enlightenment that well. I think he's dug his trench deep enough that battle flexibility is gone. He'll have to stand there even if it's overrun.

The most confusing thing to me in all of this (having learned to use the cap well, and on the reasonably curly wood I often come up to, it's very useful - square an edge and no follow-up work, etc) is that the economic part of this whole argument was glossed over. That is the strongest conviction of all of this.

(we didn't have to wait for the videos to learn about it. I'd be beating the drum either way - I'd have just needed to make more youtube videos to show the details. Mark H put it perfectly, you get a huge pile of wood and you'll be looking for a better way. I just got 500 feet of cherry yesterday, am completely done with power tools and can't wait to start working it. It was hit or miss when I was using single iron planes, and I often had enough of working it by hand).

Curious what the 90% of planes are that don't work better with a cap iron, just as curious as I am regarding why Larry believes the single iron wooden plane to be so good and the bevel up iron plane to be so bad. I think the latter, he probably doesn't have experience with (just like the double iron) nor the ability to make, and he probably gets a lot of questions from buyers about whether they should buy a BU plane for figured woods or one of his steep smoothers. The reality is, the BU planes are more capable in figured woods than anything except a double iron plane, and the hang ups (long wear bevel on the face) are theoretical things that don't materialize in use.

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