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David Weaver
I agree on the wood quantity - my point is two-fold:
1) I have no idea at what point I'd see wear on a plane body, but an unstable plane that needed a lot of seasonal adjustment would wear faster due to the adjusting, and harsh adjusting would probably wear the plane faster.

I'm sure that both of those happened in history.

2) in context of a current buyer. If there are many people who have dimensioned 750 board feet of lumber from start to finish by hand, and they're buying premium planes, I'd be surprised.

It took less than 100 board feet for me to figure out why single iron planes are worthless in anything other than ideal lumber (for work prior to smoothing). If I were to extrapolate a guess - who knows...50k board feet?

The wear on planes is likely due to something other than planing the face of clean wood. For anyone working now, dropping or seasonal truing by power jointer are the only likely wear concerns.

I have no idea if the planes (as you mentioned) were handed down from one person to the next.

I don't have trouble believing that a steady worker would wear several irons out, though. I think I've seen warren mention that he's several irons in to each of his planes.

Double iron planes will generally need far less adjustment than single iron planes because the cut and quality of it are regulated by the iron more than the plane body.

Interestingly, my no 13 has good wood in it (no real issues, no dropping, breaking off of horns, etc), but the iron in it is a replacement and was worn in a skew direction, leading me to believe that someone was using it for a lot of edge jointing work, and maybe not in clean wood. It's cast iron, obviously. Of all of the infills I've had, it's the the only one that had more than just a little bit of sole wear.

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Light vs Heavy planes
Re: Light vs Heavy planes
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Re: Light vs Heavy planes
not the direction I went *PIC*
5 1/4
Re: reframing the issue
Re: reframing the issue
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
funny...
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Re:wedge fitting
biases for the maker...
Re: Light vs Heavy planes
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Not a positive contribution to the discussion
Re: Light vs Heavy planes
finding out who to listen to...
Re: Same
Old history
Shops using mostly hand tools..
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Don felder's guitar...
Misprint?
cultural thing...
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Re: finding out who to listen to...
I agree...
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Turnover, newbies and FAQ
comment on teaching
If you get my drift...
Re: Light vs Heavy planes
new vs. old planes...
I like tools from Brooklyn
Re: I like tools from Brooklyn *NM*
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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interesting that...
Re: Calling BS
I haven't seen it....
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Truing Kanna
expanding on what jim said
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Coupla thoughts
different methods of lapping and the bump
Re: Calling BS
Re: Facts, not assertions
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I think we're agreeing...
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Re: Me too
Wood isn't indefinitely stable, either
Re: Calling BS
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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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I'm guessing on parts here...
Re: Can't argue
Weight Comparison
more infill weights
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now there is a pearl of wisdom
Re: more infill weights
initial fitting...
one more follow-up comment.
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rosewood
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