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Subject:
re: bevel-up

Wiley Horne--So. Calif.
I think Larry was struck by the problems somepeople were having maintaining clearance on BU planes through repeated sharpening. That is, when it was a 12 degree bedded plane. When the bevel-up-as-bench-plane wave was at its height, Larry was attending events where people were bringing in their BU planes complaining they didn’t work right any more. The issue was rounding the blade face during sharpening, so there was very little clearance to work with, even on a freshly sharpened blade. That’s the issue I recall, it didn’t pertain to all BU users, and it wasn’t with the plane per se, it had to do with some not realizing they had to maintain a flat face through repeated sharpening.

Wiley

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