Hand Tools

Subject:
Re: Test 5 results
Response To:
Re: Test 5 results ()

Wiley Horne
David,

Thank you for that very specific answer. Which is that you would sharpen roughly halfway through the published run lengths

It’s interesting that you still like the Ward iron, despite the runs that are short compared to the alloy irons. It makes me wonder whether the blocks of work that you actually do in real life do not require great longevity, since you would be using three planes typically—jack, try, and smoother. Maybe the ordinary rhythm of the work, sharpening after a block of work is done, would have you sharpening at 300 or so anyway, just in the normal rhythm.

I am curious whether the V11 iron can be sharpened to your usual standard on your usual Arkansas stones. Not right off the grinder, but say after 2-3 prior sharpenings.

Wiley

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