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Subject:
side comment about planing in general..

David Weaver
I don't know what people find useful, and I'm sure the depth that I'm taking and demonstrating in is confusing for some.

That is, if I say - if I can show a tiny thin shaving then the iron will be well set for heavy work (that's true in a plane with a cap iron), it probably doesn't register with most folks. The point in that case is to show sharpness and clearance at the same time. Both are more forgiving with a larger shaving.

If I start talking about generation of tearout, and planing to a mark with a try plane, I really have no clue how many people really find such a thing useful. On the australian forum, the cap iron discussion doesn't get too much traction, and I wonder if that's because if you're using something like interlocked jarrah, you'll get to know your planer well. If the planer does a good job, then the depths where folks are fighting tearout...

....well, will they ever be experienced?

I have no idea. I've stopped telling people they should learn to use the cap iron if they like using steep pitched planes and rarely use them other than to smooth plane. Once the block plane was set really steep, it wasn't unpleasant to use on the bubinga as long as the shaving didn't get thick enough to be hard to bend. dullness appears soon, but it's easy enough to refresh and get past it.

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Creating a mini-ura with buffing wheel?
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finger pressure...
Side sharpening
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Ruler trick
in plane iron testing, I found two options..
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testing high angles..
side comment about planing in general..
I'll demonstrate thick sometime ..
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Patience ...
I re-read the articles on COE
High benches and low benches
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This isn't a snarky response, by the way
Others who do ..
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Where I am going....
by the way...
I risk offending a lot of people...
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on the last bit...
One other case for effort...
Something precise.
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Rotary tool?
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Some context
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A failed attempt *PIC*
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this is a lie nielsen iron?
Stanley iron
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That pretty much covers it...
Success with applying extra pressure near the edge *PIC*
Directed pressure and progressive work
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Wear bevel *PIC*
Visual difference at the back edge of..
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Sorry, I should've been more precise...
Mini-ura on a new Veritas blade *PIC*
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