Re: Making a smoother according to the Work Magazine Reprint Project
04/26/12 10:40 AM
I don't have a dog in this fight, I am not an expert on infills, but I have some and have made a number of replacement irons. 6 inch is a very economical choice, since ground stock usually comes in 18 inches or 3 foot lengths, so you can get 3 out of an 18" piece. While I make them 6 inches long for that reason, and they work fine, and would have plenty of life even if you cut a slot on it for a double iron, if you are concerned about the look, I would go for a longer iron - it would look more like the infills that were made commercially.