[modeleng] Re: Any knife makers on the list?

Greetings,

Forget annealing or normalizing in a domestic oven, you need to get to =
at
leat 723 degrees centigrade to perform either of those two
functions......might get away with some stress relieving though.

Regards IP

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Subject: [modeleng] Re: Any knife makers on the list?


Not OT if the knife is a model to a newly engineered design, Jesse...  =
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for tempering steel in an oven, I've wondered if the "clean" cycle of a =
self

cleaning oven would be good for annealing or normalizing steel or =
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taking the hard places out of an iron casting.  I think it gets to 800=20
degrees Fahrenheit or so...  Charles


> Al,
>
> Pay no attention to that yahoo down in Oz.  All you have to do is to=20
> place the knife blade on a piece of heavy metal  (1/4" or thicker,=20
> this is to sort of moderate the heat.) and heat the metal until the=20
> proper colour shows on the polished blade. You prolly need almost a=20
> dark purple colour to get a good tough blade from carbon steel.  The=20
> nearer straw colour you are, the harder but more brittle the blade=20
> will be.
>
> BTW: Did you realize that this matter is OT?????
>
> Jesse
> : [modeleng] Re: Any knife makers on the list?
>
>
>> I seriously doubt if you could get a good temper in a kitchen oven=20
>> Al.
>

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