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Subject:
caveat on my sharpening perceptions..
Response To:
Better than O1 ()

David Weaver
..I have a good feel for sharpening, but the fact that 52100 goes equal with O1 in wood (feet planed) and neither has vanadium makes me think that they will probably sharpen about the same at same hardness (close to 1095).

I squared steve's chisels today before packing them (well, not the narrow ones), and I think they're still plenty strong (hard), and don't yield material quite as quickly as they do the first sharpen.

Or it could all be in my head! I couldn't. With minor variations in hardness, I couldn't tell O1 and 52100 apart sharpening, I think - but maybe not 1095, either - if 1095 is left very hard, it's slow to sharpen.

Where they're easy to tell apart is what happens after they're forged - O1 will air harden a little. 52100 doesn't change much from annealed.

I don't think any of this would matter to a chisel user.

Messages In This Thread

52100 experimentation continues *PIC*
same chisels. *PIC*
Re: same chisels.
The reason for the choice...
Re: The reason for the choice...
Better than O1
relying on the charts...
caveat on my sharpening perceptions..
Re: caveat on my sharpening perceptions..
Re: caveat on my sharpening perceptions..
Thanks!
for the non-metal folks..
"through hardening"...
Re: same chisels.
Re: same chisels.
Re: 52100 experimentation continues
These get a trip to the freezer...
Re: These get a trip to the freezer...
if it's like the machine areas...
Maybe toughness *isn't* .....
Re: Maybe toughness *isn't* .....
A stake in the ground is needed
Re: A stake in the ground is needed
There's an absolute property..
optimizing hardness and toughness
Discussion and personal value
now I am confused more
Re: now I am confused more
Re: optimizing hardness and toughness
Thank you for the search results
Testing three chisels..
re-do with one of the (52100) chisels
question
Re: question
26c3 mule...
For those like me unfamiliar with 26c3
Re: For those like me unfamiliar with 26c3
Re: 26c3 mule...
Re: 26c3 mule...
Pictures
pics... *PIC*
(looking back at those four pictures...
When work pressure lets up some,
It'll look the same...
Re: pics...
Re: pics...
Deflecting vs. letting go
I think that's pretty much it...
Re: Deflecting vs. letting go
Re: Deflecting vs. letting go
I didn't check with a metallurgist..
26c3 pictures vs. ward later...
not that much later...the 26c3 *PIC*
Tempered to 380F? *NM*
Re: Tempered to 380F?
and the ward *PIC*
Request
Sure...
Temper temperature...
too much?
Re: Sure... *PIC*
Re: Sure...
David's knife
Re: David's knife
short follow up thought....
Re: short follow up thought....
Re: short follow up thought....
Re: Sure...
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