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Re: The bevel
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The bevel ()

david weaver
Wiley - that's an excellent summary of what I'm seeing that warren is doing. I think the total picture here involves not just controlling tearout, but doing it with minimal effort. Certainly the double iron is far better than anything similar for that from the outset, but the additional refinement of the curve on the cap iron offers the ability to go even further.

When I tested various angles, 80 degrees went from not working to way too much right away. 50 degrees was OK, but now that I've measured my curve at 57 (probably 60 is typical at the bottom of a curve for me, but it's really hard to measure), it seems to work better but without any additional effort. It's as you've summarized, I guess, when the chip gets heavier, it's not working at 57, it's working at something else.

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