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271413 don schwartz <dks@t...> 2020‑07‑05 Re: tapered plane irons
Thanks Kirk, for the bevel survey. Clearly 25 deg was by far the most 
favoured.

Don


On 2020-07-05 12:52 p.m., Kirk Eppler wrote:
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>
> > On Wed, Jun 24, 2020 at 4:51 PM dks@t... <mailto:d
ks@t...> 
> mailto:dks@t...>> wrote:
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>
>     SO, here's the question. What primary bevel angle was historically
>     or is currently favoured for these beefy cutters? Have I made a
>     mistake by grinding the Marples primary down to 25deg., or could
>     it go even lower?
>
>
> Going completely opposite of Sir Richard's logical approach, I went to 
> the garage and into the box of spare cutting edges, and measured the 
> thick (mostly tapered) irons.  These have accumulated over time, and a 
> few were purchased as a lot. Some are bench plane and some are molding 
> plane blades.  I did not measure skinny parallel irons.
>
> Here is the summary:
> * between this and the next angle up,  I was only measuring to the 
> nearest 5° with my gauge
> ** almost mirror polished so guessing a newer job
>
> I decided I wasn't going to pull the blades out of all my planes, as I 
> have messed with all of them, going to the nearest 5° degrees.  Plus, 
> it would take forever to get them set up right again.
>
> 15* -2 **
> 20* - 3**
> 25 - 11  (1**)
> 30 - 4
> 35 - 2 (1**)
> 40* -2
> -- 
> Kirk Eppler in Half Moon Bay, where the beaches are closed, and 
> walking traffic is almost tolerable for a holiday weekend.  This is 
> not Amity Island!
>

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