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They are just the golden colored HSS bits that come in a jobber bit set, no special coatings, no cobalt, etc.
I have to make more irons to see if I can duplicate what I did (plus, maybe the picture of the shaving pile in the other thread is just due to really favorable wood, just as I think the washita result was probably due to the cutting being done near the heart/sap contrast, and after reading something about heartwood, it would seem that sap at the transition is just waiting to become heart, and heart at the transition may not be fully filled with the junk that accumulates in heartwood.
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