The Slater planes seem to have a different shape at the sides at the rear, at where the infill meets the body.Thanks D_W
Could well be???
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will gently clean it up.
if you learn to use the cap iron, they are. Weigh the plane and let me know how much it weighs along with the width of the iron and I'll tell you what it's good for.Same I'll just use and enjoy.
Apparently they are good at dealing with difficult grain?
When else might I reach for it?