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Subject:
I may do the test...
Response To:
How LV designs tools ()

David Weaver
I was wrong about not having any more of the hock carbon steel irons. I still have an old plane that belonged to a friend's dad. I refurbished it and he refused to take it back, so it sits. It probably deserves a better *looking* iron, so I may also make one for it.

I'll have to order a V11 iron so that the testing is done in the same plane.

And I guess one from LN as i only have an LN iron in a #4.

I'm not going to test a ward iron in an infill plane along with this for selfish reasons (in case it fares relatively equally vs. the other irons and shows a finer edge through the process). It's very hard to get good parallel and tapered iron sets already.

I expect the V11 iron to fare well, last slightly longer than A2 and show a finer edge quality during the wear process. As in, I expect it to "win".

I don't love doing this kind of testing - it will take thousands of strokes and I will have the results only from one iron of each, and will need to rotate irons every 100 strokes or so to negate any possibility of changing wood muddying the results.

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Few more years of experience gives question for lv
Hock irons
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Bull
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super hard - and George's opinion
Unfortunately, I don't know George...
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Re: Unfortunately, I don't know George...
Here's the thing...
If you like A2, you'll find them..
Fender custom shop guitars ..
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One more contrary to the beach page...
The Beach Comparison...
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Fallacy
No
Still
How LV designs tools
I may do the test...
Re: How LV designs tools
Even with a milling machine...
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Re: Even with a milling machine...
agreed
the setup and measurement..
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Bill turned the wheel
Agree, mostly...
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Steve Knight’s irons
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CPM-3V Elliott irons
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From Brent Beach's tests...
Standing on the point of a pin.
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Totally paranoid. I agree.
Re: Totally paranoid. I agree.
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