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Re: Question about setting blade exposure

Wiley Horne
Thank you both! That is useful. I have in mind finish planing a cross-banded or inlaid surface, where you know you have grain in all directions, plus slight differences in elevation between ground and inlay, and where you want to know that the setting is right before—repeat, before—the first stroke on that surface.

The solution seems to be to just keep a particularly complex test board or test surface on hand, and that test board is your diagnostic. Of course, those experienced with relying on the cap iron would likely be able to skip the test step.

Thanks again, Wiley

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