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John Aniano in central NJ
David,

The 90 degree transition is abrupt but the extent of the tapered transition is spread over the 4" or so center zone. And honestly, I sort of doubt the center is properly hardened/tempered. Although saw blade will lose temper during the bending process, the action of hot forging and finishing up with a sort of cold forging might be enough to work harden the center transition zone. Just a guess.

I always saw Frank K. demonstrate his 5-minute dovetail in pine, so if a few of the center teeth don't cut really well, their job is only to turn the corner and engage the better cutting teeth past the center.

Over and out,

John

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