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Re: A lands question for Rob Lee.....

Rob Lee
Hi Roger!

Sorry I'm so slow replying - am just back from family holiday outside of Quebec City...

Yes - the lands on our chisels are very narrow (.5mm comes to mind) - but they are not zero - or we would not be able to control the chisel width.

Yes - they can be sharp as well. However - they would still be sharp if the lands were larger! The sharpness of the edge comes from the precision of the grinding of the land, coupled with the lapping of the back - two very flat surfaces meeting to form an edge. Even if that edge is at 90 degrees - it will still cut!

So - we recommend (for all edge tools) that you dub any sharp edges in a hand contact area that result from lapping. We do not do this - as no matter how much (or how little) we did it - it would not please all customers. This way - you can adjust to your preferences.

Cheers -

Rob
(still a bit sore from skiing, hockey, volleyball, and basketball over the holidays!)

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