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Correction: should be ½ handle thickness MINUS ½ kerf. But since the kerf is negative space could you say that adding it is really subtracting it?
To properly center the blade in the handle, the scrap block should be ½ the handle thickness PLUS ½ the blade KERF (not plate thickness).
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