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Ian Orrell, as just stated, making you’re own laps is OK as long as you are willing to live with our own results and are going to experiment with the alloys to get what you want. The mechanical specs are pretty simple, make the lap as sturdy as you feel is needed to avoid bending the lap too much (about 2 or less 1/00 ths of a degree) when light pressure is put on the lap while you are cutting. The rest is all your own to learn what you like. Note the bending is subject to the lap and the machine that you using it on as you cut.

Dennis Anderson, In sunny Southern California.