Hand Tools


David Weaver
...if I were buying one of the "premium" cap irons and modifying it, I would leave the long primary and round over only the tip. When I sold my last LN plane last year, that ended having any "premium caps on hand other than an older hock that I bought almost 12 years ago. Who knows what I did then (I don't use the plane much).

The greenslade plane that goes with the lower cap iron is the one under my bench (one of my own two try planes that I've kept has the butcher cap in it) - my own are on the shelf. It's not because the planes that I made aren't that great, but they're fitted to a cap iron that's more effort. I'll address it sometime or build another plane, but don't have the heart to rob the iron and cap iron from the greenslade plane.

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