Wednesday, September 1, 2010

I'm quite lucky, I guess.

It's so easy for the quench to go wrong (especially since I've been forgetting to normalize the steel, first [bringing the steel to the upper critical temperature, and then letting it air cool],) and this is the second success I've had.
Hot out of the forge and into the oven!
I broke off the cement (which didn't pop off during the quench this time) using my horse nail clippers, while holding it with the pliers. Here's how it looked immediately after washing it off with some dawn:

After these pictures, I pulled out some 80 grit sand paper and gave it a quick rubdown before throwing it in the toaster oven at 450ºF:

lol dirty fingers

22 comments:

  1. Damn this is too hot my friend! Daily support right here! I wanna see more of this.
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  2. Thats comin along nicely... do you have a special oven or something to do this in?

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  3. This is a great post man! checking in on my daily rounds to show some real love for you. oh and i made a new minecraft blog maybe you check it out

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  4. That's a great great story. Thank you so much for sharing!

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  6. interesting, a little lost tho
    -Support Room

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  7. That's awesome!!

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  8. Wow its coming out great :D.

    Cant wait to see the finished product

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  9. i really like watching the evolution of the knife! very satisfying.

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  11. That is pretty awesome, can't wait to see the finished product.

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  12. Ah yes, not normalizing the steel, common mistake--could happen to anyone!

    Very white....hows about 'Metallic Blue'?

    Thought I would drop in and say thanks for your comments on my blog. I really appreciate them.

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  13. yea I understand you bro

    remember to show me some love

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  14. You are truly an inspiration! I will keep your thoughts in mind for my next blog posting.

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  15. Cool, just showing my daily love. This was cool.

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