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Yet another new metal (long)
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CPM 3V vs. CPM M4 ? ()

Bill Houghton, Sebastopol, CA
In all the discussions of various steels for woodworking, I have yet to hear anyone mention the newest and, potentially, most exciting metal yet. News of this revolutionary metal is only beginning to reach the woodworking press and others, and it has not yet proven possible for anyone to come by a sample for testing. The following information is from the website of Munchausen Machine Works, the company that developed it.

“We are pleased to announce that we are just weeks away from production of the ultimate metal for cutting tools, C3PO 2BRNT2B. This metal, made from an alloy of 97% unobtainium and 3% dilithium, is capable of being tempered to a Rockwell hardness of 1,000 with a concurrent toughness of 99 on the Chirpy scale (similar to the Charpy scale, but using mile-tons instead of foot-pounds) and stiffness of 1,948 newtons per meter.

“Heat treatment is surprisingly simple: heat until the metal shows a tartan pattern (Buchanan on one side of the metal and MacAlister on the other – this turns out to be quite useful, as will be seen a little later) and quench in coffee (French roast is best). Temper for 30 minutes at 425 degrees. Interestingly, optimum temper is reached when the 2BRNT2B is exposed to trace gases from tomato sauce, cheese, and pepperoni during tempering, a chance discovery by a swing shift technician who noted that the tempering schedule is the same as that needed for bake-your-own pizza, and decided to use the oven efficiently by baking his evening meal during a tempering cycle.

“Because of the high hardness and toughness values possible, the company hones all chisels and plane irons before they leave the factory, and offers a lifetime sharpness warranty for home use. For the rare commercial setting in which sharpening may be needed, however, honing is easy; a few harsh words are enough (if you’re a small business owner, you may find it most efficient to take the edge tool home and announce to your significant other, “Honey, look at this neat chisel/plane iron/knife. I only paid [whole number between 1 and 9 followed by a whole bunch of zeros] for it!” Be sure to hold the tool directly in front of you at the desired honing angle while saying this).

“The molecular bond between the unobtainium and the dilithium is unique to science: the dilithium atoms line up facing one side of the material as it is forged. As a result, 2BRNT2B offers different weight properties depending on how it is quenched (the physicists haven’t figured this out yet; fortunately, we have plenty of pizza, so they never have to leave their labs while working on the answer). Quenching with the Buchanan tartan up will result in a very light product, useful, for example, for wide chisels in production settings; quenching with the MacAlister tartan up results in a product so heavy that an experimental coffin smoothing infill plane made from balsa wood and aluminum foil weighed 17 pounds with a 1/32” iron installed.

“Specifications for 2BRNT2B were released to the manufacturers last year, so that they could ramp up production quickly once it became available. At this time, we are proud to announce that Stanley Tool Works and Garage Door Opener Company will be using it in their soon-to-be-released Sweetie-Pie line of tools, the next step up from the Sweetheart line currently offered.”

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Apologies to all the knowledgeable folks who’ve been presenting voluminous fact and thoughtful analysis of the application of some of the modern steels to woodworking in this really quite impressive thread. I can resist just about everything except temptation, including the temptation to make a complete fool of myself. Do note the date of the post; I beg forgiveness. :)

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CPM 3V vs. CPM M4 ?
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Yet another new metal (long)
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3V Heat Treatment Schedule
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