Hand Tools Archive

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Re: Ruler Trick with Spokeshave Blade

TomD
It's tough to get even pressure, if you want uneven pressure which is the idea of the trick, just keep pressure on the bevel area. Basically the same deal as when sharpening a bevel you keep your pressure as squared up over that area as possible. Do that when sharpening the back and you will acheive the same result as the ruler trick. You won't possibly have exactly as much control, but it isn't an area where that maters too much.

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