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David Weaver
.if the grinding each time is a bother, just grind to an angle around 22 or so and hone the final bevel to something like 33. In idealized tests, you can get slightly better edge life out of 30 degrees, but in real use, you can't.

If the angles are separated by a wide margin, you can hone several times before regrinding. I'd avoid sharpening more if I had to grind every time.

I haven't found any decent steel that has damage beyond the first several thousandths with a grind angle of 20 degrees (the first several thousandths are always damage in the secondary or tertiary bevel, whatever is used). A 15 degree bevel will collapse behind the secondary, though, but 15 degrees isn't that easy to grind - it's thin and doesn't disperse heat well (thin and long) and the contact area of the wheel is much greater, increasing friction further and slowing the cutting of the wheel - no matter what the wheel is.

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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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