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Subject:
Patience ...

Derek Cohen (in Perth, Australia)
I think the block plane will comfortably take the same thickness of shaving because it's less wide. It effectively cuts about 2/3rds of the width (the iron is 1 5/8 vs. 2", but some area at the corners of the iron is unused).

Once the block plane is in the cut, it's a combination of downforce and forward just the way you have to use it to avoid popping the cap off, so it's much like a bevel down plane.

I don't agree that the bevel up plane allows for better working conditions, though - the force vector on a try plane makes for about 4-12 pounds of extra downforce while pushing forward.

David, I think that you need to wait until you have used the #62 for a while before making pronouncements.

Further, this is what I wrote earlier ...

"The issue here is the effort requires to push a BU plane with a high cutting angle. Compared with the same cutting angle in a BD plane, and the same thickness shaving, I think that the BU plane will surprise you :)"

It is not whether the block plane can take an equivalent shaving; it is about the difference in handling when taking shavings. Further, I am only referring to smoothing shavings, not jack shavings. Thicker shaving can be done with the #62, but cutting angles change. Because the BU planes rely for effect on different cutting angles, it is horses for courses and rarely apples vs apples.

Regards from Perth

Derek

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