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Subject:
(looking back at those four pictures...
Response To:
pics... *PIC* ()

David Weaver
....that's really a pretty ratty edge to leave the 26c3 with to start, but I guess I'm in the press at work a bit and rushing through these things just to get a quick test (just finding 10 minutes here or there over lunch, etc, to knock together a chisel)

My brain wasn't built for being under pressure at work -ruins my patience even when i'm taking a break.

Everything about the 26c3 is like the files, though. The strong spark, the smoke when grinding it, except for one thing. It's less hardenable (as in, it requires a faster quench), which isn't a problem - it's actually kind of nice when you're grinding and forging because it doesn't resist hammering much and it'll grind on a fairly dull ceramic belt at such softness.

I do think the 52100 makes a nice plane iron, though, and I'd bet it'd wear longer than the 26c3 by a fair amount. If an edge chips or an edge deflects when planing, either is similar - neither is tolerable. A little tiny chipping like shown in these pictures isn't a problem when malleting, though. I can't notice a difference in ease through the wood with it.

It does seem, too, like chisels at the top end of hardness (perhaps even a little overhard) win standardized chisel tests. I suspect that this is because of what we're seeing here - that they all go straight in and those tests aren't prying, so the tests favor the little chipping like shown here over a deflecting edge.

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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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