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Daniel Cauble last won the day on August 23 2019

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    My family, bladesmithy, blacksmithy, smelting, chemistry, metallurgy, and of course counter-strike for the past 11 years.

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  1. Final polishing and etch. This is pre-coffee etch. I hope you enjoy the silky nature as much as i do.
  2. One day I hope this thread and 10 years of smelting will get me a flaming beard :0
  3. It's almost as if it allows the adjacent steel to reach eutectic and then stops.
  4. Yes as I see your explanation of the process better here than on FB, I see thay Alan is right. They are doing a direct reduction process. Not really sure why they use borax in this when all you really need is silica. The method of adhering the cast to the iron is neat. Never heard of it as a process as Alan points out though until now. It's similar to how I combine cast iron made in the hearth to actual oroshi steels. Piling them on and welding at lower end heats before the cast crumbles and after a few heats of this, it diffuses enough into the steel to behave with the
  5. To me, shear steels are not nearly as good looking as folded hearth steels. I second what Emiliano expresses about clean starting materials. Some of my work and info in my hearth thread were made from remelted bloom/wrought, but a greater majority was the melting of 1018. Low enough S&P, and while it has high levels of Managanese, the hearth process removes it. I have found in foundry journals that the addition of silica to a low temperature melt has an effect on lowering P levels. It so happens, I cast sand Into the fire during melts. I haven't done before and afte
  6. Anndddd I was able draw all of the teeny, tiny spheroidized cementite into the bands and harden. Through hardened flawlessly, no warps. 64+RC.
  7. Knife in pre-HT grind window etch. Made from bar 2 posts up.
  8. Another puck of similar composition as the last bar made and set to the side to keep the momentum rolling. Perfect melt. Super undercooling. Due to extremely slow cooling, the structure solidified with the cementite moving from primary dendrites to GBC. The center, last to solidify probably did so in more of a jolt in comparison to the rest with the presence of dendrites. Should be a super, easy forging with the health of the ingot and composition. No graphite formation. Carbon looks to be around 1.6-1.7%.
  9. Using different alloys to obtain different patterns..
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