For amusement value the other day, I made myself a drawknife. Cut the tangs, ground an edge on, bent the tangs at heat (with the occasional tap to straighten them out), HT'd the beast and banged some file handles on. It is a bit rough & ready, but it functions.
Does anyone have any tips on using the thing, however??? The bevel on this is convex at the moment, going from about 20 degrees to 27, and seems to hold its edge quite well (3mm thick O1).
Just how much wood should I be trying to take off at once? Working ash, I seem to tend towards digging the blade in too far (bevel down), so I end up breaking out the grain.