Hand Tools

Subject:
Re: Wear Mechanisms of edges
Response To:
Wear Mechanisms of edges ()

Alan S
It might be interesting to try planing at high and low temperature, and check whether the wear was any different. High temperature should speed up any chemical processes.

Planing outdoors vs indoors in the winter in a cold climate might do it, but you'd need to be careful about bringing a cold plane inside causing condensation, or heat causing sweat. Salt from sweat would likely make more difference to corrosion than other factors.

I don't know whether the effect of temperature in this range would make a measurable difference to other properties of steel that affect wear.

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