Plane Blades: Camber vs. Rounded Corners
Hi everyone. Yesterday I had some red oak to smooth, about 6 inches wide. I bought an extra 25 blade for my Veritas Bevel Up Jack that I am using as a higher angle blade for smoothing. I know how, and why, you put camber on a plane blade (it took me a couple times, but David Charlesworth's explanation from his videos finally sunk in). But I have also read somewhere that you can round the corners to eliminate plane tracks as well (I think Leonard Lee's book). I tried that yesterday, the blade was sharpened strait with rounded off corners. Worked great for me, not a plane track in sight.
Basically that rambling story was my way of asking if there are any advantages to rounding or cambering a smoothing blade and why you would choose one over the other? Unless there is a super compelling reason, I am thinking of sticking with rounding, because it is extremely easy.
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia