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The point about not smelling anything...
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Re: work=heat ()

david weaver
..by the way. If Rob says the temper temperature is similar to carbon steel on V11, then all are in the same boat. Figure significant things start to happen if the edge gets above 350-400 degrees. One can bake maple and find out that it flat out stinks once it's been baked at that temperature to get the volatiles out (I have some torrefied wood for guitars, it looks wonderful, it's a bit harder than normal maple, but it smells like a house fire when you plane it - the whole board stinks from end to end, and planing it frees little particles to flat through the air and invade your sense of smell).

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