Origin of plane iron
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The natural tendency of the plane-iron is to split the wood in front of the iron in such cases (Fig. 628).
But look out for your fingers when you do this, for a plane-iron in this position has a great appetite for finger-tips.
Do not drag the plane-iron over the work in returning it for another stroke, as it will dull its edge.The Boy Craftsman|A. Neely Hall
This helps to counteract the result of any tendency to tip the plane to one side or any inaccuracy in setting the plane-iron.
Loosen the plane-iron cap and screw it down at right angles to the plane iron, also reverse the tool rest as shown in the sketch.The Boy Mechanic, Book 2|Various