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Re: expanding on what jim said

David Weaver
You're dead on with the wear - I had considered that got no bearing surface near it, but you're correct that it's also increased in focus at that spot. When you use a kanna that's got a lot of wear at the "back stripe" in front of the iron, it can be pretty yucky.

The sanding scenario that I mentioned is only really practical if one already has the setup and has confirmed that it's flat. If doing it instead, for example, on sheet sandpaper on granite, it would quickly become a nuisance.

Wooden (western) planes were generally trued by planing the soles where they were out of true - I think I got my long lap with 80 grit paper to restore metal planes, but it's turned out to be useful for miter tuning and working wooden planes. Without it, I'd have kept hollowing the soles.

Wiley at one point suggested an LN 212 to me and it was the last scraper plane that I let go of because it was so good for scraping the center of dais. I've still got a gaggle of japanese planes and would imagine a phase will come around again sooner or later (I have a bunch because of a rash of buying matched or unmatched unused or little used kanna on buyee - when I see bubbly wrought iron in a ledged dai and a matching cap iron for $60 or $75, it is hard to resist. There is just very little that looks like that that ever comes across the ocean and ends up being junk).

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Light vs Heavy planes
Re: Light vs Heavy planes
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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
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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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