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Re: A great and helpful summary...

david weaver
Thanks for the tip on hot rasping.

it looks like someone put both of those books you mentioned back into production in October, 2018. I'll have copies of both of them soon.

The comments on the hardening book are funny because it's a description of industrial process around 1900 and one of the readers didn't like that the steel descriptions are antiquated (I'm used to that, razor publications use the same somewhat antiquated descriptions).

While modern alloys might thrill the average knife maker (they're very marketable) or etsy blacksmith, it's precisely the early 1900s or razor-type alloys that I'm chasing. If it doesn't work out, I can go tail between legs and back to trying to get the most out of material removal with O1.

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