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Edge tools – iron and steel – part I (Wrought Iron)

Edge tools – iron and steel – part I (Wrought Iron)

As discussed in the previous post, plane blades from the 19th century were typically made of a wrought iron backing...

Bench planes – blade steel choices

Makers of edge tools, including plane blades, need to be concerned about several different properties of steel: Toughness: This is...