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Jack Dover
Yeah, no way the iron from the first picture can continue.

you can test an iron to see if it's got small nicks by taking a very thin shaving.

Exactly. I think this is the true reason why a plane user should fiddle with taking the finest shaving possible: if not for the finish quality then for figuring what's going on with your iron and your sharpening. Just put the iron back after sharpening, bring it close to the sole, start adding iron paying attention to where a shaving is produced, uniformity, length and whether a shaving comes whole or like a bunch of noodles. Really helped while figuring which of my stones works best for uni.

I do get a little worn out by people who suggest they never have a plane iron nicks in regular use, though. It seems to be constant.

I know a guy who can't admit premium planes aren't at least an order of magnitude better, so he pretends certain issues don't happen to his LV/LN planes - because "it's A2, it just doesn't nick"

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26c3 in a plane iron... *PIC*
So, what's the point if it doesn't... *PIC*
also- cost....it's cheap
Plane blade metrics
V11/XHP is sort of the woodworker's alloy
toughness not necessary?
see the end of my statement..
How visible?
Re: How visible?
nasty steel and very fine abrasive...
Warren and David
initially, no significant difference....
interrupted cuts...
Re: interrupted cuts...
Re: interrupted cuts...
large nicking...
Re: large nicking...
There's good merit to carbon steels...
Re: There's good merit to carbon steels...
Re: nicking?
A different woodworking universe
slipped the lane...
Re: A different woodworking universe
Clarifying a point
I answered wiley's question...
Re: Clarifying a point
Why blade life is most important to me.
I'd have trouble.....
Re: Clarifying a point
Re: Clarifying a point
comment from left field - how it ages...
Durable finish *PIC*
My experience has been the same...
Shellac works well for furniture too *PIC*
Water stains..
Re: Water stains..
question on lightfast...
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from Jeff Jewitt Q & A on ‘lightfastness’
Re: from Jeff Jewitt Q & A on ‘lightfastness’
discussion dye fading coming soon *NM*
You stated an obvious fact. The point? *NM*
Stay Tuned
I get where you're going, by the way..
where toughness is important.
where toughness is important- always
tempering question..
the answer that I'd take less toughness... *PIC*
Different chipping *PIC*
Re: Different chipping
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