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The best case for heavy planes...
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David Weaver
..that I've seen is when you're doing something like making an infill plane.....so, I guess that means..

....this is starting to sound like majoring in integrative arts.

"job opportunities for integrative arts graduates are teaching at the college level, and......"

OK!! (I have actually seen an integrative arts graduate teaching roomba....

....or zoomba, or goomba)

If someone had a whole lot of fitting work to do with macassar ebony or wanted to plane really thin pieces of rosewood in a jig of some sort and you couldn't give a plane the little bump start (especially if the quality of wood wasn't that great), heavy planes are good at those things.

If you manage to find awful ash or cherry that's just running out into the face left and right, heavy planes are good at that. Cutting half blinds in it that don't fall apart will cure using it more than once, though.

But, it's a lot like the arguments that used to exist on woodnet and SMC - that if you don't get a plane capable of those things, then you'll be high and dry and need to get it later.

i've planed ebony, cocobolo rosewood, etc, from rough. I wonder how many other people have actually done that for more than curiosity. I certainly haven't planed a cases-worth of the stuff, either. Just plane bodies and guitar neck blanks. All of it planes nicely and saws reasonably well, but at greatly reduced speed of progress (thinner shavings).

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Light vs Heavy planes
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I like tools from Brooklyn
Re: I like tools from Brooklyn *NM*
Infills in the UK
I'm glad you commented.
Weight Comparison
more infill weights
Re: more infill weights
initial fitting...
one more follow-up comment.
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rosewood
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now there is a pearl of wisdom
Re: I'm glad you commented.
what I've found...
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Re: Calling BS
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Re: Can't argue
Re: Calling BS
by the early 19th century
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It's not offered as ball court...
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I'm guessing on parts here...
I miss Todd Hughes' contributions too *NM*
Re: Calling BS
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I think we're agreeing...
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Re: Me too
Wood isn't indefinitely stable, either
Re: Facts, not assertions
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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
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interesting that...
Note on a modern infill
konrad's planes...
new vs. old planes...
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Turnover, newbies and FAQ
comment on teaching
If you get my drift...
finding out who to listen to...
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I agree...
Re: Same
Old history
Misprint?
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cultural thing...
Shops using mostly hand tools..
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Don felder's guitar...
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Not a positive contribution to the discussion
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Inertia and figured wood
Re: Jim, what is Osae-gani? *NM*
Osae-gani
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Note on fitting
biases for the maker...
Re:wedge fitting
Re:wedge fitting
funny...
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At some point..
The experiment and conclusion are both confusing
Re: Heavy and light
another factor
If you're trimming furniture...
The best case for heavy planes...
Re: reframing the issue
Friction, and more
Re: reframing the issue
not the direction I went *PIC*
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