Hand Tools

Subject:
Re: Hook vs. Rake, Positive vs. Negative

Wiley Horne--So. Calif.
Hi Steve,

I now recognize the correctness of what you say. And it's more intuitive that way as well. I had formed a convention around Henry Disston's 'Lumberman Handbook' and later workers like Pete Taran, who spoke of tooth pitch or rake in positive numbers, and by that they meant 'relaxed' or trailing rake. The thought of using aggressive rake doesn't arise in their world, so they just assigned absolute value to rake.

Wiley

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