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Subject:
Unicorn takes first loss- feet planed

David Weaver
2 thou maple shavings. Test stops when the plane needs supplemental downforce to keep going.

32 degree flat microbevel vs unicorn. Same blade.

Unicorn planed 87% of the distance and 80% of the weight.

01 iron, about 60 hardness (my own make).

I'll reverse the order and do it again another day. The test slightly favors whichever goes first, but unicorn runs ou of clearance earlier and never gets the chance to feel dull or ragged. Different feel between the two.

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