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Subject:
Further defining the Weaver Bevel
Response To:
Weaver Bevel ()

Bill Tindall, E.Tn.
It is important to deemphasize the primary bevel from the description.

The essence of the Weaver Bevel is to add edge durability to whatever primary bevel one is currently satisfied with. If someone is using a bevel of about 30 degrees, or a bit less, and getting chipping or folding at the very edge (maybe only seen under some magnification) the Weaver Bevel will lessen or eliminate these unfavorable dulling mechanisms.

In the case at hand I wanted to create a chisel just for chopping dovetail waste, thereby preserving my collection of bench chisels for jobs where extra sharp was required. This approach was not a novel idea I conjured, and hence to be easily dismissed. When I watched Will Neptune, my woodworking idol, do dovetails he did the chopping with a Stanley butt chisel ground at a more acute angle than his bench chisels.

Round 1 was preparing the Narex at 30 degrees and building drawers for two bed side chests of drawers(6total). One corner of the chisel chipped off and the edge was folded before the drawers were completed. Not a good start to my plane to prepare a chisel just for dovetails.

Round 2, inspired by David's description of the Weaver Bevel, I restored the 30 degree bevel which I was satisfied with for penetration, and added the Weaver Bevel to the tip. The result was simply astonishing. 6 drawers with ash, not mellow cherry fronts, and the chisel looks like it did when I started.

Anyone wanting to try it should understand that what is important is the shape of the first 0.010", or less, of the tip and not what the primary bevel is. It follows that if one whats to try it add the Weaver Bevel to whatever you do now. Later, if easier penetration is desired, experiment with the primary bevel which we will continue to call the "primary bevel".

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Weaver chisel grind *PIC*
Some quick tests (lots of pictures) *PIC*
Some chisel pictures *PIC*
Re: Some chisel pictures
Re: Some chisel pictures *PIC*
astonished by picture quality *NM*
excellent pictures!
Another test *PIC*
Re: Another test
question
Re: question *PIC*
Re: question
could be a database issue...
Second try for picture *PIC*
yellow pine *NM*
Those pictures..
Nice piece of work
Re: Nice piece of work
Light source?
Re: Light source?
stitches.....
I've made a video.....
video...not for the meek...
It's a very funny video
comments on the two pictures.....
bevel width
It's the scale that escapes me
Re: It's the scale that escapes me
Looking forward to it, thanks! *NM*
More on the Weaver Bevel
Re: More on the Weaver Bevel
the premise is different in this case
I don't agree with limitation of your premise
You nailed it
This is hilarious
Jim - here's your guy
Well that escalated quickly.
Moving the needle
Re: Moving the needle *LINK*
Thanks for the memories *PIC*
Absolutely *LINK*
Positioning *LINK*
Where to find unhndled Narex chisels? *NM*
Taylor Tool Works
narex and their hardening....
how I achieved the Weaver Bever
Weaver Bevel
Further defining the Weaver Bevel
perception of penetration?
solving a problem, not creating one...
Re: solving a problem, not creating one...
BTW
rolling over edges....
On secrets, incantations and open source
Weaver grind—how is convexity added?
Marc Adams
Could've been felt...
Re: Weaver grind—how is convexity added?
The world is upside down :)
I took a nine day Sellers course
Re: I took a nine day Sellers course
it makes sense
How about making a video?
Period costume?
Re: How about making a video?
Trying things out
Re: Trying things out
Re: Trying things out
failed to figure things out...
Re: How about making a video?
Re: How about making a video?
variations on the already done...
thoughts *PIC*
Re: Weaver grind—how is convexity added?
Re: Weaver chisel grind
making peculiar names
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