I have a friend that has an industrial grinding business. This tool was made from a cutting blade that had been sharpened beyond its usefulness. I asked my friend to sharpen it into a Bedan. It is Rockwell 70. The sides are ground back 1 1/2 degree. Thickness is 5/8, width is 7/8, length is 14 and it is double ended. I wrapped the tool in wax paper and glued the handle around it. Before glueup I pressed in a 1/4-20 "t" nut. I have only used this tool for pealing and planning cuts but after watching Stu's video I am going to try turning a bead.