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  1. 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:











    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



  2. 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 :rolleyes:

  3. 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!!)



  4. 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,



  5. 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 :D

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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.



  9. 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.



  10. 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 +/-).




    Thank you,


    Aldo Bruno

  11. 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.

  12. 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.




    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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.




    Aldo Bruno

  15. Don,

    I guess you won't be needing any W-2. I'll put you on the "just in case" list. As for the 1084, I 'll put you at the top of the list like last time.


    Lief, Thanks for the info. Got an E- Mail this morning on that from a gentleman in England. Hoping to make contact with them. Thanks Lee for that info. Tried to get a message off to you,but it didn't go through.


    Kevin, I'll try and give this company a call as well. They're only about 4 hours from me. It would be great to have it made here. I think the cost might be prohibitive. Mills are making there min. batches bigger and bigger. Last year the smallest smelt size was 50 tons. We got in on a larger smelt and was able to get the billet we had rolled to 1/4x11/2. This year we may have to coordinate with other smelts as well, but those melts could be as big as 100 to 150 tons. Mills need to run profitably and to do that they need to make bigger melts do to the energy cost increases.


    I hear Crucible and Carpenter will also make special runs, but that the steel can run $8.00 to $12.00 per lb. If I get it from them I get to keep the WHOLE THING cause nobody is going to buy it!



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