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Sam Young

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    Virginia
  • Interests
    Hitting hot metal objects with a hammer. Making knives and building mini bikes.
    And love me some “Sweet Tooth”

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  1. Sam Young

    [WIP] Tanto style blade

    Looking good man, can’t wait to see the final finished knife.
  2. Sam Young

    Fixed blade from a Saw mill blade

    I was able to see and read it
  3. Sam Young

    Fixed blade from a Saw mill blade

    Awesome Charles, thank you for that link!!!
  4. Sam Young

    Fixed blade from a Saw mill blade

    I will check into this soon, I took a metallurgy class in school/college it at the time I wasn’t into make blades as much. ( should have paid attention though) We went over the odd ball numbers and equations that didn’t make any sense then, but that class was a generic coarse of what metallurgy is and why it’s needed with metals, but didn’t get into the details of specific steels like 1095,1055,5160 15N20. thank you Justin
  5. Sam Young

    Fixed blade from a Saw mill blade

    Vern thank you, I will definitely use your advice as well as Justin and others with my next blade I make, I haven’t done a normalizing cycle on any knife that I recall, so hearing this is a good thing.
  6. Sam Young

    Fixed blade from a Saw mill blade

    No no your good man, this is what I wanted to kno. I took the advice from Vern to do this test to see how it would react and I’m actually glad that it broke, to me that means I can temper it like I did my knife. But the grain structure is what I’m curious about, a finer grain means it’s harder right? And large grain is not as hard ? This was just a test with this. There was no tempering just a quench in water and veggie oil. I was concerned that this was going to be an alloy steel such 4140, which was explained to me earlier in the post. Justin , thank you for the response and advice!!
  7. Sam Young

    Fixed blade from a Saw mill blade

    Ok guys, I finally took the time to do a heat treat test on this blade material. I heated up both scrap pcs and quenched one in vegetable oil and one in water. Both pieces broke in half. Take a look at the grain structure. Top pic is in vegetable oil second is in water Third is a side by side Let me kno what ya think
  8. Sam Young

    Biohazard Outbreak Response Blade, Short

    Cool deal. Thanks man!!
  9. Sam Young

    Biohazard Outbreak Response Blade, Short

    Nice job man!! I like that blade a lot. What steel did you use for this? The forged finish really appeals to my eyes, along with the blade style itself, Great job
  10. Sam Young

    Fixed blade from a Saw mill blade

    Got this far last night...... still a little bit more to do. I did get a just about razor sharp edge with it, but will do some cutting and chopping tests to test the edge retention. This thing is hard though so I’m not sure if it’s a chromoly or not, I broke the tip of a cobalt drill bit.
  11. Sam Young

    Propane tank forge

    Hey everyone giving a quick update, after talking with Wayne Coe and discussing some problem areas and improvements I need to make, my forge will have to be put on the back burner for now, I need to get some more materials to finish off the project. Plistix, Kast o lite and other items, I will give an update when I get to the next stage. thanks for the help and input at this time!!
  12. Sam Young

    Propane tank forge

    Ok cool deal. Thank you
  13. Sam Young

    Propane tank forge

    Awesome. That’s definitely good to hear that he try’s his best to fit everything in one box WIP- got it. Thanks guys!!
  14. Sam Young

    Propane tank forge

    Thank ya thank ya. I think I might shoot him a email this weekend with some questions. I’m glad to hear that multiple members have used his products, and have had good results. When u say “fumed silica” what is this? I’ve seen ppl use the food color method on YouTube, but I can’t remember what the concoction was. And WIP?
  15. Sam Young

    Propane tank forge

    Awesome that’s good to hear!! Thank u for the reply
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