On 2020-07-04 1:47 p.m., scott grandstaff wrote:
> Well I am certainly not going to improve on Richard's advice over
> blade mechanics.
> Good one Brother!
> I'll just add that I have never measured a bevel angle on a bench
> plane blade in my life.
> Eyeball it and if it doesn't work, oh well. Only takes a minute to
> grind to more or less bevel, and hone it out again, anyways.
Whatever works for you, and I don't doubt it does. For my part, I prefer
to know what my grinding & honing angles are, so I can quickly set up,
regrind or rehone without wasting time or steel in the process. I've
never developed the ability to achieve a good edge while honing hand-held.
> The only reason I am writing is just to remind us,
> the fantasy of plowing straight down the face of a plank, with any
> plane, in any wood,
> with no problems?......... is really rare.
> Yup it does happen but never count on it haahaha
> Wood does not care how you want to work it. Wood can only be worked
> in the way it can be worked.
> (kind of like a girl I knew)
> Heavily skewed, and attacking from --every-- angle until the right
> one shows itself??
> Is how I plane pretty much all wood.
> There is also a little bit of how hard or lightly I press the plane
> down as I work. You really do have some control in this aspect, and it
Best regards all.
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