All about plane irons – a summary

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Right, that’s quite enough about plane irons.  Here is a summary:

Sharpening

bench planes – preparing the iron

bench planes – grinding

bench planes – sharpening angles

bench planes – honing

History

bench planes – tapered or parallel blades?

bench planes – thick or thin irons?

Bench planes – blade steel choices

bench planes – laminated vs steel blades

Manufacture

Iron and steel – part I (Wrought Iron)

Iron and steel – part II (Blister steel)

Iron and steel – part III (Crucible steel)

Iron and steel – part IV (Bessemer steel)

laminated plane irons revisited

Laminated plane irons – Stanley and Record

 

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