[NAFEX] Grafting cuts
pinewoodel at hotmail.com
Wed Mar 10 01:12:18 EST 2004
my first 2 thoughts are this , ( I dont think the problem is your knife)
a. Angle the knife more toward parallel with the scion (if parallel is 0
degrees, try a knife angle of 30 degreees) - this gives more blade contact
to help level the cut
b. Out toward the end of the cut - you may need to learn some compensation
for the way the wood flexes differently as it gets thinner.
Good Luck, This stuff is sure easier shown in person!
Del Stubbs http://www.pinewoodforge.com ag zone2/3
>From: Jason MacArthur <rotread at localnet.com>
>Reply-To: North American Fruit Explorers <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
>To: nafex at lists.ibiblio.org
>Subject: [NAFEX] Grafting cuts
>Date: Tue, 9 Mar 2004 20:26:59 -0500
>I am a novice grafter with an observation which leads to a question:
> When I make my whip cut for a whip and tongue graft, I notice that there
>is often a slight curl, or cup, to my cuts. The cut starts at a steeper
>angle and then becomes more shallow. I am using a single bevel grafting
>knife, recently sharpened per the excellent directions in the most recent
>Pomona. Should I chalk this swooped cut up to inexperienced hands or to a
>faulty geometry in my knife?
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