Hand Tools

Subject:
How thick a shaving

Steve D, in CT
How thick a shaving can you take with a closed up chipbreaker?

I see two factors against that concept. One is that the chipbreaker can't be set below the sole of the plane. Also, camber is mighty useful for heavy shavings because the corners aren't in the wood causing mischief. The camber depth limits how close the chipbreaker can be set to the edge.

I don't see close chipbreakers and heavy shavings coexisting. Am I missing something?

© 1998 - 2017 by Ellis Walentine. All rights reserved.
No parts of this web site may be reproduced in any form or by
any means without the written permission of the publisher.

WOODCENTRAL, P.O. BOX 493, SPRINGTOWN, PA 18081