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I don’t use diamond belts I use diamond micro finishing film for hand sanding when I offer that finish. Or when and if the customer wants to pay...
On abrasion resistant steel, belts past 220 don’t really work. You would have to get a diamond abrasive belt to cut past 220
Slow your grinder speed down and use a sharp belt. The abrasive belt should not burn the edge. It should cut
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nakiri - Takefu white Suminagashi
Laminated hitachi white wabacho
However I would pay attention to the foil wrap notes which I’m sure you’ve seen
I really don’t think you need any of that preheat stuff for a thin knife blade... that is for several inch thick Dies and Tools
after the furnace...
What makes me say that is doing my own heat treat and my experience is that there’s no need to be cheap on soak times
I don’t know because you’ve...
I would say your soak time was insufficient In my opinion. If It was 20 minutes from the door close to the door open then I would say it was...
So again, how did you confirm 59 rc?
when you austenitize 20 mins at 1900, what was your total time in the furnace? Door close to door open?
Doesn’t seem like a catastrophic failure to me
seems like the hardened steel behaved as you would expect it for the repair you tried to do
how did the bend get there?
Tried to straighten it how?
A year ago i had an experience with a z wear knife that was out being tested. There was...
18 knives made in February... not all sold. It’s a record for me. I worked every day except for two days to visit my daughter
it’s not the best...
I've used turquoise inlay 2-part before, but not this premade spacer style...
1/8” spine and forge out the bevels
It’s possible but I doubt it. I have a pretty high quality Goko Seiki hardness tester. And as I said, I took it to a friends shop, Tim Wright...
Manufacturing tooling is often like this. I know Moore jig borers and Herman Schmidt tooling is like this. Display rated...
Interesting... I don’t spend a lot on wood and Kingwood and bocote is some of the cheapest cost wood that I buy
Curious if any of the outside heat treating houses provide heat treat certifications...? Asking for a friend :D:D
But seriously, a friend who’s...
I have one that’s 60 rc
I use it if I want to test a laminated blade with some core or new ht recipe or testing for laminated steels. To be...