Bevel on the inside... or the outside?

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Bevel on the inside... or the outside?

Postby Stanleythecat » Thu Jun 23, 2011 2:51 pm

I was reading back through some old posts on this forum and came across this thread:

http://www.bodgers.org.uk/bb/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=60

And read advice suggesting the bevel on a hook tool should be on the inside... please could some one explain the virtues of either?

So is it inside or out!!!

Thanks in advance.

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Re: Bevel on the inside... or the outside?

Postby paul atkin » Thu Jun 23, 2011 8:05 pm

no science here, it is what ever works for you. also you can make tools with a double bevel (like a knife) great for that final cut, i tend to do these single edged (handed). as a starter i would make them with an internal bevel they give you a good flat to follow the contour as your cut progresses(the modern day equivalant of rubbing the bevel). out side bevel tools i tend to use for the roughing out from the axed out blank just taking off the high spots, and then revert to inside bevel tools for shaping and a knife edged tool for that final cut. just make lots of tools and play with em.
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Re: Bevel on the inside... or the outside?

Postby Stanleythecat » Fri Jun 24, 2011 11:53 am

Thanks Paul

Seems like sensible advice. I'm brand new to smithing, very green and would love to make up some more tools but with a young family time seems incredibly elusive! I'm half way through a hook at the moment which will probably be an outside bevel as that is what I was shown and I might have a fighting chance to get a working tool.

I've seen some of your tools i.e the forged masonry bit etc but do you ever buy in metal to make tools or is it all recycled?

Thanks for getting back to me.

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Re: Bevel on the inside... or the outside?

Postby paul atkin » Fri Jun 24, 2011 1:07 pm

Stanleythecat wrote:Thanks Paul

Seems like sensible advice. I'm brand new to smithing, very green and would love to make up some more tools but with a young family time seems incredibly elusive! I'm half way through a hook at the moment which will probably be an outside bevel as that is what I was shown and I might have a fighting chance to get a working tool.

I've seen some of your tools i.e the forged masonry bit etc but do you ever buy in metal to make tools or is it all recycled?

Thanks for getting back to me.

Leo

i buy it in 10 meters at a time, i will put up some pics of tools later when i can get in the workshop
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Re: Bevel on the inside... or the outside?

Postby Stanleythecat » Fri Jun 24, 2011 8:22 pm

Thanks Paul
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Re: Bevel on the inside... or the outside?

Postby paul atkin » Sat Jun 25, 2011 12:54 pm

A few tools as promised
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Re: Bevel on the inside... or the outside?

Postby Stanleythecat » Sat Jun 25, 2011 8:30 pm

Thanks again Paul, they look great. One last question, are these all old springs?

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Re: Bevel on the inside... or the outside?

Postby paul atkin » Sat Jun 25, 2011 10:59 pm

Nope , all cold rolled en 45 at about 5 quid a tool
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