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#1 posted 09-17-2011 06:13 PM

I think I figured it out!
The thin iron is acually the only one cutting.
The thick is fixed behind and set just where the thin one ends – and act only for stability.
The chipbreaker is a chipbreaker.
But why?
Because you can sharpen the thin blade in a few stokes and it is cheap to buy new.
Like a kind of early disposable blades.
I know there were many discussions abot the time for sharpeneing on the thick blades in the old day.
It’s acually really interesting and really unique.
Big smile buddy,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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