low angle block plane with high bevel iron

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Forum topic by fazhou posted 01-16-2014 08:06 AM 617 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-16-2014 08:06 AM

Hello all,
I was hoping that I could get a few opinions about something. I have a few low angle block planes and no money :-) . Since low angle block planes are bevel up, do you think it would be possible to grind a higher than normal bevel, say 33 degrees, in order to approximate a standard angle block plane for working with highly figured maple? This set up would have the same cutting angle as the standard block plane and most other bench planes. Has anyone ever tried something like this?

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#1 posted 01-16-2014 10:40 AM

This is definitely possible, and people do it all the time. It’s the main advantage of low-angle planes – I keep two different blades for my low angle jack.

-- Jeremy, in the Acadian forests

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#2 posted 01-17-2014 12:26 AM

Thanks Jeremy, I’ll give it a go.

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