Hand Tools

Subject:
Re: sorry, but you're wrong- you don't need 12 deg

TomD
One of my most successful planes was a 30 degree bevel set at 35 degrees. Worked really well. The idea you need 12 degrees of clearance angle is one of those things one has to wonder how many people really tried.

Despite building this plane around 1982, I mostly do the 25 degrees at 45 degrees thing. But when you think about is a stouter bevel is more supported, and runs out to a finer scratch pattern at the edge of the tool. Old habits die hard.

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