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26c3 pictures vs. ward later...
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Re: 26c3 mule... ()

David Weaver
..long story short, if you tap moderately, both will waste maple indefinitely. If you get rough, the ward separates itself taking only about half as much damage.

will post pictures later - over lunch, I wasted 7 cubic inches of maple cross grain on each edge with a corner buried in the cut on either side. So, 14 cubic inches of maple plus then some for the chisels testing with less force. If I were doing half blinds, I'd do the latter and not the more brisk malleting. It may be ever so slightly slower, but you can keep the chisel moving and the work is neater.

Damage to 26c3 occurred about halfway through and then I allowed it to propagate, but since it left the chisel without leaving anything behind, it never really seemed difficult to continue (but it was visible with the naked eye). At any rate, pictures later.

(damaged 26c3 edge after 7 cubic inches still cut better than the rolled edge shown on 52100 after less than a 10th as much).

I'd guess 7 cubic inches of maple is probably similar to wasting a dozen to two dozen half blinds, depending on how you're doing it.

The ward is hard to match! It feels like slightly lower carbon and slightly higher chromium. I'd bet it's just some relatively common british silver steel rod (feels like half as much chromium as 52100, and the chisel itself is left hard. I don't have anything to test it, but it's at least as hard as ashley iles chisels were).

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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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