Hand Tools

Re: Comparing David's Cap Irons

David Weaver
It looks like such a small difference, they're all the same general design. The interesting part is how different they feel in try plane work, even without regard to plane clogging (that can be mitigated with another 5 degrees of wear or a little more to account for the butcher fatness).

I still have the plane that the butcher goes in - the iron itself is a thing of joy - hard for butcher, extremely fine and just in love with natural stones. The wedge already fits the butcher cap, so maybe modifying the cap so that I use my plane instead of the grenshaw, hearnshaw? - it's obscured by oil build up. It's goofy to make your own planes and then use "store bought goods".

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