seconds, and then I need to advance the blade just a fraction to keep
===> 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.
"The function of posterity is to look after itself." Dylan Thomas
as you're using purpleheart. This wood is not only hard, it's full of
tools. Might be messy.
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That is possible, but only if the relevant tree was damaged during its life.
It is not the rule.
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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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Sapwood is never resistant to anything, no matter what wood you are talking
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