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Forum topic by JohnChung posted 03-08-2014 01:03 PM 1442 views 1 time favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-08-2014 01:03 PM


I have finally completed the 5 degrees ramp based on Derek Cohen design. It now takes shavings on end grain beautifully. Not much effort itself. But I do then to force the blade through at times. That is due to my silly mindset of brute force. Overall it is a well worth built. Below are pictures. Thanks for Derek to the questions I had

The 5 degrees does make end grain shavings easy!

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#1 posted 03-09-2014 04:14 AM

Looks good John,I hope it holds it shape for many years.The ones I have made from solid wood always seem to get wonky and I just end up throwing the out.
What kind of wood did you use,Kinda looks like afromosia.

-- Aj

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#2 posted 03-09-2014 08:04 AM

Thanks Aj2. It is resak a local Malaysian hardwood the ramp itself. Here are some data on the wood itself.

I did check up on afromosia. The end grain for resak looks exactly like afromosia

The board is kayu manis while the fence is meranti. Both pretty soft. For insurance the board fence at the bottom is also resak.

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#3 posted 03-09-2014 08:18 AM

Looks great. I want to build a slanted version for my shooting plane someday to reduce wear and make that nice shear cutting action.

-- Allen, Colorado (Instagram @bobasaurus_woodworking)

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#4 posted 03-09-2014 08:25 AM

The 5 degrees really helps to reduce the shearing action. I highly recommend it.

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