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From British planemakers from 1700 by WL Goodman

“Careful observers will note that on a proportion of planes, including many beads,
the front of the wedge is bevelled back towards the right. The angle is small, about
10, the bed at the back being cut square. This gives more area for the wedge to hold
in the slot and thus allows finer setting, especially for beads which are tricky
customers at the best of times. This feature may also be intended to draw the iron
leftwards against the side of the mouth, thus helping to accurately position it. First
spotted on a Stothert, Bath, plane this is also found on planes by John Green and
Varvill & Sons, York and Buck & Co., London.”

just as I thought …..
 

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