Hand Tools

Subject:
interrupted cuts...
Response To:
nicking? ()

David Weaver
...dirt *in* the wood (like in knots), silica (uncommon, but not uncommon in certain woods) and planing intermittent cuts.

However, I've had nicking appear just while smoothing wood that's not interrupted.

What you're not seeing if you don't see nicking is the little tiny lines that show up in raking light. I'm not talking about the kind of lines that you can run your fingernail over and hear a click.

Anyone who tells me they've never seen nicking thinks that I'm having something happen to my irons that they don't experience, but nicking that ruins a planed surface or shortens edge life isn't just of the "3 thousandth ding from silica" type.

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