Hand Tools Archive

Subject:
To be clear....

Bill Tindall, E.Tn.
The objective of the "recent research" ,that is Kato and Kawai, had nothing to do with mitigating tear out by close cap iron setting. They were varying the cap iron distance to investigate edge life for planing machines. It is clear from discussion with these professors that the cap iron effect was common knowledge and something taught in the Japanese trade classes.

The now famous movie was made as a novelty for a conference here in the US. I suppose they also used it in classes.

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