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Re: Criteria for deciding when to sharpen

Derek Cohen (in Perth, Australia)
"My intention is that you should be sharpening much more often, alloy or no alloy. There is no other way to get the best use out of your plane."

I believe Brian wrote this after I had written the same thing ..

I still sharpen early rather than when the edge is already failing, however generally this is further away with PM-V11 and A2.

I mention this not as a statement of possession of an idea, but to emphasise that it is simply fundamental to good sharpening practice. Further, that it makes no difference what the blade steel is - regardless of how long it holds an edge, one needs to hone frequently and early.

I have no doubt that there are those that imagine that steels such as PM-V11 are a way to avoid sharpening. I choose it because it holds its edge longer without chipping in the abrasive woods I work. It's all relative. PM-V11 is to me as O1 may be to you.

Regards from Perth

Derek

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lighting is everything *PIC*
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Brand for a quality 10x loupe? *NM*
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Maybe they lack curiosity *NM*
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