Hand Tools Archive

Subject:
If it makes you feel better...

david weaver
...I came to my preferences out of laziness more than science :\

I prefer straight razors to absolutely anything else now, too, even if I have shaky hands from lack of sleep. That's a discussion for a different time except to say that it's somewhat related to controlling the wear on the edge of a plane so that it seems to be mostly the same the whole time.

The angles that I found were just by feel. Plane, chip, slightly higher. Plane, chip, slightly higher. Plane, no chip...good. Never knew where the freehand angle ended up until someone prodded checking with a protractor.

(I did find the A2 angle by measurement with a guide years ago, but I used a guide back then).

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