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  1. The cool thing about a future smelt is you can always smelt extra. I am still taking orders for 1/4" x 1 1/2" x 48" 1084. The steel is being rolled at the end of this month and there is still time to order, but the time draws near. If you are interested please contact me soon. I also have 3/8" x 1 5/8" 1095 FG in stock for immediate delivery. Please DO NOT leave me a private message on this site. Contact me at njsteelbaron@gmail.com with your NAME, ADDRESS with ZIP and PHONE # and I'll get back to you. Thank you, Aldo Bruno njsteelbaron@gmail.com
  2. Scott, I have to ask. What type of steel did you use? Aldo
  3. Don't take to much time Sam. A third of the load is gone already and I only announced it last night! Aldo
  4. We have a Rolling date for the 1/4" x 1 1/2" 1084 of July 26, 2008. The steel is being produced by the same mill as the last batch and we expect the same results. If you are interested please let me know SOON. The cost is $3.85 per pound. If you are interested I will need your full: NAME ADDRESS ZIP CODE PHONE NUMBER E-MAIL ADDRESS AN AMOUNT OF STEEL THAT YOU CAN STICK TO!! DELIVERIES SHOULD START 3RD WEEK IN AUGUST SHIPPED UPS IN THE ORDER THEY ARE PAYED FOR. A lot of you have been waiting for this load. I need to know there is enough interest before I can proceed. Please let others you know who might be interested. Bulk shipping to one location can be arranged. Please feel free to ask any questions. Thank you, Aldo Bruno njsteelbaron@gmail.com
  5. So it sounds like you're gonna go for it. I was thinking that the internal combustion might be the way to go The same gas you use as an O2 barrier is heating the bed as well. That leaves the Nitrogen out of the picture.
  6. Jake, that is beautiful. Need to bring up the hamon! Don't keep us in suspense to long.
  7. Spoke to the people at Peters' Heat Treating. The units he has are very similar to the salt pot setup. Go to this link http://www.rapidheattreat.com/technology.html, you'll find a simple diagram and some info.The units that he has were from a company in Canada and,as anything dealing with hi-temp always is, they're expensive as hell, but damn it seems simple enough. Just gotta get real close to one with a camera and a ruler
  8. The way Pete explained it to me was that the sand acts very much like a liquid. Said it look like it's boiling at times. And I imagine you wouldn't need the Nitrogen until the sand was at temp it should void the O2 in no time. I have Peter's Ph# and will give him a call and get more info. Would hate to have him slammed with calls from Smiths trying to get info that yields him less customers. I'll get the name of the system and we'll be able to look all over the web for interesting facts and photos and figure out how to rig one of these suckers the old fashion Bladesmith Way. (CHEAP!!) Aldo
  9. Chuck, Was at the NY show this past weekend and spoke to Pete of Peter's Heat Treat. He uses Aluminum Oxide sand and runs Nitrogen through it to void the O2. He says it's much safer than Salts. Said if it spills over you just sweep it up and throw it back in. If any dust or dirt gets in it burns off and he also said you can pour water into it and it just evaporates. The system is liquidless!! Just seems safer to me all around and you don't need to do to much modification. You should also have no problem using regular Schedule 40 pipe instead of Stainless because the Alum.Ox. is not corrosive. Something to think about, Aldo
  10. Nimba makes there anvils out of 8640. They are 50-52 Rockwell. Not sure if its air cooling or not, but the steel may air cool to that hardness. Tom Clark's Anvils are made out of S-7. It's pretty readily available and I'm sure you'll get the Rockwell you need with it. And if you want it harder you could throw it in a brook
  11. If you E-Mail me I'll give you his Ph# Aldo njsteelbaron@gmail.com
  12. Steve, If you go to the T-Rex Burner sight you will find a man named David Moore who melts all sorts of STEEL with an atmospheric burner that he somehow attached a blower to. As far as burners go I've been using the T-Rex 3/4"model. They're a bit expensive but you only have to buy them ONCE and I can run these things from 1# up to 60 #. When I forge I can set the O2 perfectly.(SAY "NO DECARB"). I haven't yet come across a blower type burner that only leaves a bit of dust on your anvil rather then piles of flakes. Perhaps I live an isolated life. I image they're not all that way, but I'll stick with these. They've served me well. Aldo Bruno
  13. We have received delivery on the 3/8" x 1 5/8" 1095. It is ready for shipment. Bars will be 53 inches long and weigh 9 pounds @$3.35 per pound If you are in Alaska or Hawaii I will cut it to 12" lengths and ship it USPS/FLAT RATE.(36# to 60#) Certs as follows: C. .97 M. .48 S. .25 Cr. .12 V. .029 I am accepting PAYPAL, Personnel Checks and Money Orders. If you are interested please contact me at njsteelbaron@gmail.com or call 201-637-1413 in the evenings. *** If you have contacted me by E-Mail I will be in touch shortly with quotes.*** Thank you, Aldo Bruno
  14. There is a Rolling House out near Pittsburgh that I spoke to last month. They specialize in re-rolling railroad track. He told me that it was basically 1070. It range from .60 to .80 carbon and the later stuff has had Chrome added to it. I believe there is a quantity of 1" round bar available from them for a good $. It should make good sword steel and there's plenty of carbon for knives as well. Aldo
  15. Steve, I wasn't going to scrap the entire load. I figured the 1006 would be great blacksmithing iron. I wish I had more time to find a home for it all, but I do plan on keeping a 1000lbs......maybe 2000 #..................................or even 3or 4. I'll let you know when its available. Aldo
  16. Lamey, Talking about those hammers yesterday got me wondering what it would cost to get one from Texas to New Jersey. What the total weight on a 150?
  17. Kevin, Thanks so much.I figured you would come to my rescue. Sam, I hope that FG turns out to be F%^&ING GREAT!! Aldo
  18. In the middle of getting the 1084 order together we got a call from a friend of ours who thought we might be interested in the pile I'm sitting on. The company we're getting it from made laminated knives for the leather and paper industries. I'm sitting on a BIG batch of 3/8 x 1 5/8 1095. The steel behind me in the picture is 3 x 3/4 1006. Along with the 1095 we inherited 70,000# of this stuff. They basically laminated the 2 together much like forge welding it. They then custom machined the edge and mounting holes for the machine it went on. Anyway, the 1095 was made special for this Knife Company and it had an FG designation with it. I was hoping that one of the resident Metallurgists could shed some light on. The certs for the batch call it 1095FG/1095 Fine Grain Practice. . The Chemical Analysis: C - .97 Mn - .48 Si - .25 Cr - .12 V - .029 We will be shipping it to Jersey in the next few weeks and we're taking orders. The lengths will be 53". long and weigh 9#+/-. The cost will be $3.00 PER POUND DELIVERED ANYWHERE IN THE CONTINENTAL 48 STATES. There will be a 4 bar minimum on the free shipping thing.(36 pounds +/-). IF YOU ARE INTERESTED YOU MUST E-MAIL ME AT njsteelbaron@gmail.com WITH YOUR FULL NAME, ADDRESS WITH ZIP CODE, PHONE # AND THE AMOUNT YOU WANT. Thank you, Aldo Bruno
  19. You don't see anyone else sitting on it!! Thanks Bob.
  20. Howard, it comes to 36.3 pounds and annealed. I'll put that piece aside for you. As for the H-9, It was Carpenters answer to W-1 and it may turn out to be just that. My supplier has had it in stock for ever and they have no specs. I'm hoping that vanadium is 1 of the ingredients. He also found a 2"x8"x12 ft flat of W-2. I'll give him a call next week. Figured on getting it cut length wise if the $$ is right.
  21. He's probably making rollers Howard. He's always messing with something. Ric, there is a company in New York near me that has H-11 in 3" round. I'll see if I can't get a call into them about 4". Howard, $2.46 a pound. What sizes do you need and I'll tag them SOLD. Aldo PS- Have either of you ever heard of Carpenter H-9. I got a line on some and am wondering if you know what it is.
  22. I believe Doc Batson had some of the same steel a few years back at the Winston/Salem Hammer In. Mace and I came back with some(I got it and Mace snagged a piece!) He got it from the same place I believe. I think that was the last of it. Probably a lot of rems from a lot of heats over the last 40 years.
  23. I've got H-13 Die Steel coming in next week. These are cut-offs. Here's a list. 1.75 x 2.5 x 64 2 x 3 x 27 .75 x 3 x 36 2 x 3.25 x 27 1.5 x 1.75 x 40 .75 x 2.5 x 33 .75 x 4 x 29 1.25 x 1.5 x 12 1.75 x 2 x 17-----SOLD 1.5 x 4.5 x 13 1.5 x 4.5 x 9 2 x 5.5 x 6 2 x 4 x 16----SOLD 1 x 2 x 12 2 x 2 x 12----SOLD 1 x 3 x 12 1.5 x 1.5 x 12 E-Mail me at stovetop58yahoo.com if you're interested in any of these. Thanks, Aldo Bruno
  24. I bought (or maybe traded) some of the 11/8 from Doc last summer at the Winston/Salem Hammer-In. Is that the same batch or has he gotten something more recently?
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