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Jack Dover
Oh well, I was still replying to the "sanding vs planing" question.

I would probably agree that any possible color difference between plane irons from different steels can't be discerned by most people. And that for ones that can it is mostly irrelevant - that color is going to change even without a finish. Discussing which steel gives the best surface is also kinda fruitless - at the end of the day it's more about sharpening schedule than anything else. And as a user I'm not very interested in metics like "steel X can do 100 l.f., steel Y can do only 98.7 l.f.!" - both of these would get resharpened at 30l.f. tops. But I'd get irritated quickly when steel X takes 3 times as long to sharpen and requires a very particular sharpening setup.

And of course I agree that some choices are made early and define the outcome. I.e. one should already know what type of finish is going to be, we probably won't event sand a paint grade job. If someone is looking for the "glass tomb" type of finish - finish planing makes very little sense, such finish will kill every imaginable difference, so why bother.

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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?
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nasty steel and very fine abrasive...
Warren and David
initially, no significant difference....
interrupted cuts...
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large nicking...
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There's good merit to carbon steels...
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Re: nicking?
A different woodworking universe
slipped the lane...
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Clarifying a point
I answered wiley's question...
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Why blade life is most important to me.
I'd have trouble.....
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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..
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question on lightfast...
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from Jeff Jewitt Q & A on ‘lightfastness’
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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*
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