Kevin Colwell Posted November 20, 2010 Share Posted November 20, 2010 Hey Everyone, I have now obtained a stock of the low manganese 1075 (which is really supposed to be high-carbon, water hardening steel, since .3% mang is below specs for 1075 but no one knows what you are talking about unless you call it "low manganese 1075). I also have some W2. So, I want to play with clay heat treatments and see what I get. I am also going to use these in pattern welded billets/blades. I don't want to lose them at a high rate, especially the pattern welded ones. So, is there anything I can add to my canola oil that will accelerate the quench speed? I can't find or afford Parks right now. Not until I sell a couple of blades. I don't want to quench damascus in water or brine. I already heat the canola, I am just looking for any additional improvements. You know, fat of an unchristened male child, unicorn urine, whatever works. Kevin please visit my website http://www.professorsforge.com/ “Years ago I recognized my kinship with all living things, and I made up my mind that I was not one bit better than the meanest on the earth. I said then and I say now, that while there is a lower class, I am in it; while there is a criminal element, I am of it; while there is a soul in prison, I am not free.” E. V. Debs Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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