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#1 posted 02-13-2017 10:08 PM

corelz125: That will work fine as long as you keep things moving to distribute the heat as evenly as possible. That’s where the little forge comes in handy. You can stack four kiln bricks up to do the same thing.

YouTube is full of low and medium-tech tempering ideas thanks to a crop of modern knife makers. For the guys who work with air-cooled steels, the temperature treatment both up and down is much more controlled. If you really want to get into the weeds, check out the powdered metal alloys like Veritas uses for their PM-V11 plane blades.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vb9iqhPP9I0

No melting and reforming. The machine sweeps fine steel particles into the press, crushes it under hundreds of tons of pressure and out pops a fully-dimensioned part.


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