But not a regular cap iron...
Originally Posted by Bill Satko
Do you think his changes he made improve the utility? It looks like its a bit steeper than a lot of cap irons, and I could see them being easier to get well seated to the blade (which I've had some trouble with especially on old planes that were ill treated in their previous life needing a fair bit of fettling to get to be happy). The tapered blades are also interesting, I'm guessing that the grinding on those is a decent chunk of his costs from what I've seen other folks talk about.
I was also curious how you liked the try plane with the wider front and no front tote... I haven't actually used a plane that large with no front tote and was pondering what it meant as far as usage goes. My naive guess is that it might actually be beneficial because you wouldn't be tempted to pull up on it (something I'm pretty sure I'm occasionally guilty of based on some issues that sort of randomly pop up).
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