===> I pulled the blade tonight and it will no longer shave arm hairs.Definitely has dulled, but I will try again after I rehone the blade and
when I advance it the second time I will remove the blade to test
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Yes, many hard woods (not "hardwoods") will dull an edge fairly quickly. Try
weng้ or panga panga and you will express stand time not in minutes, but in
Advancing a blade will work because a plane will work reasonably well with
even a somewhat dull edge.
According to William Lincoln, it exudes a gummy residue if heated by dull
tools. Might be messy. I've always made sure tools for purpleheart are
especially sharp. While teredo (shipworm) is not a particular problem outside
oceans (docks, ships, boats, similar structures), powder post beetle can chew
up the sapwood.
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