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Re: agree on the polished..

David Weaver
that may be more labor intensive than I'm hoping to add to the end of the process (but admittedly, I don't love the look of oxpho-blue on ground parts).

The one thing I do like about cold blue is that if something does rust, you can remove it pretty quickly and add rust blue and wax and little defects aren't that noticeable.

Intermittent rust issues are something I used to have a lot of problems with, but have since gone to using oilstones and the thinnest of layers of oil is extremely persistent (no rust problems on stowed chisels that have been oilstone sharpened).

Even if I wouldn't use that for chisels, I may have something else where it's a good fit - thanks for the suggestion. Never heard of it before.

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