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Services offered Heat treating - Carbon steel blades

Discussion in 'Makers Market' started by Stew, May 30, 2018.

  1. Dave Budd

    Dave Budd Gold Trader
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    That's likely referring to grinding with wheels, which generate more heat than belts do. In my case I know the steel hasn't over heated and softened because it hasn't changed colour. If no oxides have appeared on the surface of the steel, then it cannot have got above about 190C (unless I were grinding in an oxygen free environment, but I like breathing air). Also, if you are grinding freehand as I do, my fingers soon tell me when the blade is getting warm!

    The kilns don't overheat or burn the edge, but they will happily decarburise it, which is just as bad for the steel ;)

    p.s Stew, sorry for the derailment!
     
  2. Broch

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    Yeh, sorry Stew, we shouldn't have discussed this on your thread - maybe a moderator/admin could move our discussion off.

    Still can't agree, so I'll agree to disagree :)
     
  3. Stew

    Stew Bushcrafter through and through

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    Doesnt worry me chaps. :)
     
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    Can you heat treat an old ‘sheffield’ file and grind a full flat if I cut the blank?
     
  5. Stew

    Stew Bushcrafter through and through

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    Send me more details by pm and I'll have a look at it.
     
  6. WULF

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    Message to your pm;)
     
  7. Stew

    Stew Bushcrafter through and through

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    Thought I would give this one a bump.
     
  8. Chazaxl

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    Stew, I'd like to avail of your heat treating services but dont think I can PM as a new user. Done my first knife in O1 steel, something you can help with? Thanks.
     
  9. matt Ellis

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    I am new to both this form and knife making, iam just setting up and are going to be making my first knife blanks soon do you still offer this service
     
  10. Stew

    Stew Bushcrafter through and through

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    Hi Matt,

    Yes I do.

    You'll need to make some more posts on the forum before you'll be able to send a pm. Not sure on the quantity you have to get to though!
     
  11. matt Ellis

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    Ok will do thanks for the advice much appreciated
     
  12. matt Ellis

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    You guys will probably be able to help where's best place to get materials for handels
     
  13. Chazaxl

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    Ebay, make your own, lots of options. I'm also just starting but not finding it too difficult.
     

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