Hand Tools

This doesn't...

David Weaver
..apply to short planes used with a cambered iron.

(I make this mistake about flatness somewhat often, too - the stanley 18 that I grew to despise was worn hollow in the center, and especially eroded in front of the mouth. On curly wood, it was a right b*tch to use. It was senseless faffing as putting it on the glass lap - it's small and the cast is soft - took all of 3 minutes and it will do anything now. The tiny shaving that I took in the "missing link" picture, it wouldn't have come close to. It struggled in some cases to make functional shavings for finish work. I'd bet it was originally being used in construction and either that wear wouldn't have worked or someone cast it aside when it seemed to no longer function well).

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