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Re: Interesting, but...
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John Aniano in central NJ
Hello All,

Jack is correct, the F. Klaus style blade is bent sharply along a maybe 4-5" long diagonal at the center. One end of the blade is at 0 degrees, at the other end it is 90 degrees. The transition from 0 to 90 is short, again, maybe 4-5" maximum at the center. The steel will have to be hot forged around an anvil sharp corner to achieve this. I really doubt it could be cold forged. A typical bandsaw blade is too brittle to be cold formed that severely.

I think there may have been a Roy Underhill episode where this type of blade is described, shown and used to cut super fast dovetails. I'm not sure how to find such an episode if it indeed exists. Winston to the rescue?


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