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John Aniano in Central NJ
Patrick,

In the few times I've cambered the chip breaker, yes, you do have to deal with the "lift" as you called it. The chip breakers I dealt with weren't hardened steel, so I just used a hammer and tapped them from the top, convex curved surface over a piece of hard wood. This is much the same idea as demoed by Brian Holcombe a few months ago on his blog about getting a Japanese blade to have the proper hollow ura and sit straight by tapping out. In my case, once done tapping, you then assemble the blade and chip breaker (tightened down with the screw) and, looking from the sides, see where/if the ends are properly in contact with the blade. If not, gentle stoning of the chip breaker edges' underside taking care to keep the undercut, takes down the high spots. Test, correct and retest until the whole edge is in contact. Like I said, a bit of a pita, but you only do it once.

Just my $0.02...

John

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