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Joël Mercier

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About Joël Mercier

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  1. I have experienced first hand the ability of liquid paper to prevent welds. Business cards also worked like a charm.
  2. Hard carnauba wax will last a while, but best never leave the handle submerged in water, whatever the finish.
  3. I am assuming the plans I used are still free of rights so there you go. Sayber SR2.zip Sayber OSG DC1_11-4_long_platen.dxf Sayber OSG Assembly Instructions_r2.pdf
  4. That's why I won't do hamons on kitchen blades unless the customer really insists and pays a hefty premium.
  5. Yeah, well, it's also written 102kgs on the other side.
  6. Whoa, now that's an old thread. Much has passed, blades were made, fun was had, shop was closed. I may be back on track in a little while. In the meantime, I found this thing on marketplace that was advertised as 102 pounds. Lucky me, I paid the 102 pound price for a 102 kilograms(224 pounds) top shape JB. It'll be sitting in the shed until I build a new shop.
  7. It's a steal imo. Buy it and keep it, or sell it later for 400-500$ more.
  8. I wonder, if used at higher temp, QuenchK could be as fast as #50.
  9. Here's the specs of the QuenchK I'm using.
  10. I decided why the heck not try and get some pro edited shot of that one. I believe Caleb did great with my phone shots
  11. Those are very kind words, thanks again guys. Once my garage is built, I'll get back to it, with perhaps a new perspective. Maybe a little less serious and a little more fun .
  12. There are two basic and better ways to measure your temperature. The easier to spot and most obvious way is the table salt, which melts at around 1474°f. The other way is using the decalescence. Watch videos on YouTube about decalescence/recalescence for more info. It is harder to spot than melting salt because there must be almost no ambient light.
  13. Hello Mikkel, I'm going to first get this out of the way, you are mixing the terms anneal and temper. When you say 2x anneal at 230°c, you are referring to tempering. Now, how are you monitoring your temperatures? I don't know this particular steel, but 820°c seems about right because of the chrome slightly raising the quench temp compared to plain carbon steel. So the problem would rather be in the accuracy of your temp measurements. You said you used a magnet for normalization. So how did you judge you were at 820° at the quench? Also, the first normalization cycle s
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