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Subject:
Re: more infill weights
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Re: more infill weights ()

Derek Cohen (in Perth, Australia)
My memory was that the Marcou i tried in 2009 was 9 lbs, but looking at the current specifications on his website, it may have been 8 lbs, 6 oz.

I think for a hand tool worker it is more important to have lightweight jack and try planes; mine are 2 lb 12 oz and 5 lb 8 oz.

Here is one factor that greatly favors expensive planes: If a guy is having trouble using a Stanley Handyman that he bought for $11 he is likely to blame the tool. If he is having trouble with a $2000 tool, he is much more likely to realize that he has done a poor job sharpening or adjusting or whatever.

Warren, you are missing the point of my original post here. Either that, or I am misunderstanding yours (I doubt that).

I am not advocating a heavy plane. Indeed, I made the point that I prefer lighter smoothers.

It was interesting returning to the heavy planes on hard Australian wood (your mileage may vary here) after some years away. What was evident was that they performed extremely well, and effortlessly. The reason why they may be preferred by the less experienced is that they stay in the cut so well. One can get there with a well-sharpened blade and attention to feedback, but there is something to be learned here (that is, what is required to stay in the cut?).

It is not the us-versus-them situation I perceive you turning this thread into. You do recognise the issue with tuning, but can you discuss it without cynicism.

Regards from Perth

Derek

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Light vs Heavy planes
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not the direction I went *PIC*
5 1/4
Re: reframing the issue
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Friction, and more
The experiment and conclusion are both confusing
Re: Heavy and light
The best case for heavy planes...
another factor
If you're trimming furniture...
At some point..
Inertia and figured wood
Re: Jim, what is Osae-gani? *NM*
Osae-gani
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Note on fitting
Re:wedge fitting
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biases for the maker...
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Not a positive contribution to the discussion
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Old history
Shops using mostly hand tools..
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Misprint?
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Turnover, newbies and FAQ
comment on teaching
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new vs. old planes...
I like tools from Brooklyn
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Infills in the UK
I'm glad you commented.
Note on a modern infill
konrad's planes...
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what I've found...
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I haven't seen it....
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Truing Kanna
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Coupla thoughts
different methods of lapping and the bump
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Re: Facts, not assertions
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I think we're agreeing...
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Wood isn't indefinitely stable, either
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by the early 19th century
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It's not offered as ball court...
I miss Todd Hughes' contributions too *NM*
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Weight Comparison
more infill weights
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now there is a pearl of wisdom
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initial fitting...
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rosewood
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