Hand Tools Archive
Bill Tindall, E.Tn.
Kato and Kawai taught at a technical school. They developed a tutorial for planing for the students going out into whatever are the Japanese trades. We have only translated part of the tutorial. They taught that if the shaving scrunches up like an accordion it is too close. Just right is between there and normal curl, that is to say if the cap iron is working it shows up in shaving longitudinal compression, which of course is how it mitigates grain lifting.