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Steve Voigt
Derek, you've shown these pics before, and we've had this debate before. Some of those gentleman are very fine woodworkers, but none of them do the kind of dimensioning work that Dave is talking about. Konrad does do a lot of dimensioning by hand, but he's working on a small scale (infill-sized pieces) and with very hard woods; it's a completely different thing.

Bottom line is, Dave is right. If you can plane for half a day and come back and do it the next day, your technique will not look like any of these guys. Your legs will bend but not that much. Your forearm will not be horizontal because you are using your whole body and gravity, not just your legs.

Same thing for ripping, by the way. I see videos all the time of people huffing and puffing one-handed through a 90-second cut, and you can tell their dominant arm feels like spaghetti. And that's fine if that's all you're doing. But if you're going to spend the whole morning ripping a stack of boards, and you want to finish with a mildly elevated heart rate and not have a sore arm, then your technique will not look anything like what one sees on the yoo toob. But that's a topic for another time.

This isn't something that can be resolved with theoretical speculation. I offer this as a sincere suggestion, not a snotty remark: I know you like to experiment. So unplug your jointer/planer for six months and do all your stock prep by hand. And do as much as you can, using pre-war planes (wood or metal), not planes with broomstick handles. I am confident you will change your mind.

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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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