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Re: Skew Infill Shooting Plane - Finished - Almost

david weaver
Yes - single iron, the bed, to describe it, is 40 degrees in line with the cut (so I believe we decided that if you sat an iron on it like a turned frog, it would be considered closer to 42). The iron is 1/4" at the business end and right around a 16th thinner at the far end, and with what I learned making wooden planes, it's a hollow taper (more at the beginning and then more gradual at the end). Bedding is much easier due to that. the bed is window flat, and I finish tapered the iron after the bed was cut so that it would bed without rocking. Tapering is time consuming on an iron like this, but easy if you just mark the thickness you want at given points and then check from time to time with a caliper.

You're right, it's a step off of full sharpness. The iron is extra hard still (the lightest of straw for tempering) and is a right b to grind -it's a big iron, too - a little over 2 1/2" wide. It's been given about 5 minutes of attention to set the initial edge, regrind and work the back. Part of the incompetence in me starting and stopping is trying to get the feel of it, though, too - you can just blast it right through if you want.

As for a comparison? This one is actually a bit easier to use outside of a track because of the handle placement, and a touch heavier than the LV. I was concerned about the wedge being driven out during the cut, but it's like a vault. Adjustment is very easy - the lock up from the wedge is so tight that a tap from a hammer probably only gives about a thousandth of depth.

I'll have to learn to use the LV plane better to make a fair comparison of any type. I'm sure a new user would find the LV much easier to set up and adjust, but they would probably prefer this plane if they had enough experience to understand freehanding and freehand grinding skew *and* preferred a shoot board without a track. Thus far, this iron is at least as durable as the V11 iron, but it's harder. V11 may separate itself in abusive wood.

I don't think any of the professional makers would make this plane for $2000, though, so LV wins. It's accessible, has support, and nobody deals with things like peining the brass cross strap in only to find that it draws the center of the plane 3 or 4 hundredths above the ends (!! if you're the guy who manually removes that much mild steel - it doesn't lap off like cast iron).

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