Turning Archive 2007

Subject:
Let's talk TANGS - Poll

Doug Thompson near Cleveland
>It's time to mill the tang on some scrapers and skews. The stock is 5/16 thick, I finally had the sheet cut into strips 1/2, 3/4 1", 1-1/4.

The 1/2 and 3/4 wide scrapers/skew will have a tang 2 inches long, 3/8 wide.

The 3/4 and 1-1/4 wide strips will have a tang 2 inches long,
1/2 wide.

Now the question;
The plan right now is to make the tang straight OR should I taper it?

Would you change the width of the tang/ Remember the stock is 5/16 thick.

Thoughts or comments...

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