Thanks for the link Vince. Don't know why Google didn't return that when searching for Stanley tote replacements.
I should have known you'd have a library for me. A quick glance after just getting home from PT, where's that ice pack, and most looks like material I haven't seen yet. I'd have to say that having flattened the backs and sharpened all my new Narex bench chisels that I think I have that down fairly well. Flattening turned out to being a challenge but then one of the guys at Woodcraft said I was getting to critical. I later found out that just in front of the mouth, along the sides, and probably the heel are the more important places on the sole and the iron itself primarily the last inch or so of the iron where the two cutting edges meet. I do like my DMT DuoSharp plates and as long as they last I'll continue to like them. I did go with a DMT Extra-Extra Coarse plate to take the flat don faster and then progress to the coarse, fine, and then extra fine. I finish off lapping the tools with the compound and a leather strop which is like 15,000 grit. Regardless the bevel gets a fine mirror finish and you can shave the hair on your arm. My only suggestion is if you have a clotting issue don't try this on your arm, get a sheet of paper and see if it's razor sharp. So far I haven't been disappointed.
One term I haven't looked into yet is where they will make a comment about the jappen being say 95%. I have no idea what that refers to.......yet. And no, it wasn't referred to as a Japanese plane. I got the feeling it's something to do with maybe the steel or cast iron condition.