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Thinking a little further on the cause...

David Weaver
..of the plane not entering the cut that easily and being confused as the mouth is actually further back (my habit is to start the cut planing at the beginning of the stroke, or with my hands back, and then push forward - as I think would've been typical until modern times).

I haven't ground the steep bevel off of the plane yet, but expect to find that may have been due to the blunt (around 60-65 degrees effective) total angle at the initiation of the cut.

not starting the cut cleanly may not be a big deal to some (turn the board around and plane off that direction a couple of times), but it's necessary for efficient planing, especially if planing to a mark.

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