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david weaver
Yes - I haven't followed who is at CW now that George, Peter, Mack, etc. are all out. Looking at the other articles cleared that up.

Even so, using a toothing plane on figured grain reminds me of one of my first math proof classes.

Our first assignment was a relatively routine proof (i don't remember what it was at this point, just the rules). It was made more complicated in that we were only allowed to assume that +-/x had been proven and we could rely on nothing else.

It made it a real pain in the rear. I don't think I ever proved it, and while I was in office hours in a linear programming class, I posed it to one of the professors there, and drew a crowd of other younger professors who became enamored with trying to prove it without using what they knew.

I'm not sure anyone in the class did, actually. The group of professors could easily prove it, but not without other later proofs.

Buying an old toothing plane to potentially do a small test board like that is one thing. Buying an old toothing plane to put it in regular rotation for deep tearout on full pieces would lead to "plane on shelf disorder". It reminds me of that class because something others found really easy was made artificially far more difficult.

There was another video of CW on youtube where I saw one of the curators showing someone very deliberately planing a piece of mahogany - just rough lumber to be used. The curator said that they budgeted an hour per board foot to bring rough lumber to finished. I can't imagine that was right or even close to historically accurate, but the guy in the background was accommodating with his pace. I live in a vacuum, and when I see things like that either being milked or done with artificial constraints, it baffles me a little more easily. In 2006, I wouldn't have questioned either, because i hadn't been through the "Training by laziness" that working through a bunch of rough lumber provides.

Insert time for a troll reply here about how much better of a woodworker those guys are than me (I'm sure that's true times 10..which is what makes it even more baffling).

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