Hand Tools Archive

Re: my great problem in life...

david weaver
is that my interest in making irons probably runs out after about 10 (other than necessity). Anything that I buy that works in higher volume but at great cost...

...well, I can never make the numbers that make it worthwhile.

Plus, i don't want to sell irons. I want to make them and keep them, or give one or two away here or there.

Getting a sheet, finding a mill and making all ten all at once and outsourcing the harder stuff to do by hand (heat treating, post heat treat surface grinding) would sure be less work, though.

(dirty secret, I kind of like filing steel to a mark, even though the general public considers such things as plane irons with hand done variation and lack of filth cleaned off after heat treat and tempering as crude. I'm crude!!).

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