Tooling up for much smaller and more detailed items than I’ve previously made, I bought a Veritas skew block plane with a fence and depth stop, along with a spare blade. I intend to make this a scaled-down multi-purpose mini-plane for small work such as boxes, key cupboards and similar things, with dollops of decorative detail.
One task I hoped this new skew block plane would manage is the fairing of faces and edges in small parts made of “difficult” wood with rising, ribbon or otherwise tear-out prone grain.
To use it as such, I intended to put a steep secondary bevel on the 25 degree spare skew blade (of A2). The skew block plane is a bevel-up design with a 12 degree bed so I was hoping to put a 48 degree secondary bevel on the 25 degree primary bevel of the blade to make a 60 degree cutting angle……
High cutting angles require a hard push to move the blade through the wood, even with a relatively fine cut. My question:
WIll the 15 degree of skew to the blade in the skew block plane make use of a high cutting angle problematic?
The Veritas skew block has those grub screws either side of the body to keep the blade in place. But will these and the grip of the adjuster peg and lever cap clamping wheel be enough to keep the blade from moving or chattering if used with a very high cutting angle?