Turning Archive 2007

Re: Bedan vs Skew
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Re: Bedan vs Skew ()

eliot d
>I suppose I shouldn't but it, but I like the way Allan Laser describes how to get a good angle for a skew. He suggests that the length of the ground portion of the edge should be about 1 1/2 times as long as the skew is thick. For example, if the skew is 3/16 " thick, then grind back the edges so that they are both 3/8 " long. This method will yield a bevel-to-bevel angle of 38.94 degrees ,which is to say 40 degrees for all practical purposes. If you want 30 degrees, instead, then grind back so the length of the grind is 1.93 times the thickness, i.e a little less than two times. This way, by using trigonometry, you don't have to make delicate angle measurements.

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