Hand Tools

Subject:
Re: Steve Elliot's Wonderful and Underappreciated.

Wiley Horne
Hi David and all,

Great to see Steve’s work getting some visibility. Your testing and Steve’s are complementary, as you point out. Steve actually has 2 websites:

Comparison Teats of Plane Blades
http://bladetest.infillplane.com/index.html

And,
Testing and Tuning Infill Planes
http://planetuning.infillplane.com/

There are some gems at both sites. One of my real favorites at the ‘Comparison Tests of Plane Blades’, under subhead ‘Steel and Sharpness’, is titled ‘Wear Profiles’, where he shows progressive dulling based on actual experiments. He shows initial wear on the upper surface, then the critical wear at the bevel taking over and leading to clearance loss which ends the planing cycle:

http://bladetest.infillplane.com/html/wear_profiles.html

This is a stunning experiment in my view, and have not seen its like elsewhere.

All of which is to say that David and Steve make good company

Wiley

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