For those of who don't plane shavingsthat thin, 10 microns
is about 4 ten-thousandth's of an inch.Less than half of .001".
I just checkedwith my micrometer, and a thick sheet of paper from
my copy machine is .006. So the sheet of paper would be about 15
times as thick as the shaving.
They didn't mention the woodthey were shaving, but Iwould guess that it's
very soft, like Lime or Basswood.
We Wreckers call those "one-sided shavings". (We have to sweep them
off the ceiling as all one-sided shavings float.)
This happens when we ScarySharp(tm) the blade so well, we have to move
them slowly through the air so we don't split atoms with 'em. (So
said Paddy O'Deen '96)
In an industrial society which confuses work and productivity, the
necessity of producing has always been an enemy of the desire to create.
Without skewing the plane at the usual 15 or so degrees.
0.001" = ~25.4 microns. I regularly mike them down to 1 mil. Any
lighter set, and the iron doesn't want to bite. They're obviously
very nice steel. And paying for it.
On Tue, 12 Feb 2013 14:05:19 -0800 (PST), Father Haskell
They benefit from using hand forged steel. The hammering takes the
relatively large carbides in the steel and mashes them into even
I find with my O-1 or A2 steel planes and chisels that honing finer
than an 8000 grit waterstone doesn't help. But with hand forged steel,
then you can hone with even finer stones and the blade will actually
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