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Home made heat treat oven


Robert Mayo

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Well it is ready to plug in so i thought i would post some photos before it has that burned up look :P .

This has been a while in the making but i think it turned out pretty good and i have no doubt it will work.

I made the drop down door with counter weight like the paragon ovens. It is only 115 volt but that is due to the hydro limits in my garage.

I made it from the pdf plans that where on British Blades forum and changed a few things to suit.

Enough talk here are the pics.

 

Bob

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geez!!! i want one!!!! how much are you selling them for ??

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geez!!! i want one!!!! how much are you selling them for ??

 

I am not selling them it's just for me :P . Realy it was not hard to make if you can weld and use a pop rivet gun your good to go!

 

Bob

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i'd say thats one of the nicest homemade ones i've seen..

 

was it euclid that you picked up the parts..

 

Greg

 

ps.. i've been thinking bout making a small one for doing some stainless knives

 

Greg

I bought my pid,t.c. and ssr from here http://www.auberins.com/ my elements came from http://www.duralite.com/

The soft 2300f brick came from http://www.capitalpotterysupplies.com/

 

All the rest i had around here or could be bought in town.

You can get a lot your oven parts here http://www.pshcanada.com/index.htm

 

Here are the plans i used i just did it my way. http://www.freewebs.com/knifemaking/HT%20FURNACE.pdf

 

Bob

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That looks a hell of a lot better than mine, Bob! :D

 

I've built two now. One High temp for normalizing/hardening and one for tempering both are 120cm long and look like a tornado blew through a steel shop and a ceramic store. :blink:

I bought my PIDs, SSRs and thermocouples from Auber Instruments too, They are easy to deal with and the prices are great.

 

You'll love the control you get. :)

 

Thanks for sharing.

Marius A. Bacher

 

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Thanks guys i did not get it up and running i had to wire a 20 amp receptical for it so i will get er done today pics comming.

 

Bob

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Bob,

I agree...it doesn't have that homebrew look to it at all..... NICE JOB.... I hope it works as nice as it looks.... thanks for showing and the links of the how tobiggrin.gif

 

Dick

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Bob,

I agree...it doesn't have that homebrew look to it at all..... NICE JOB.... I hope it works as nice as it looks.... thanks for showing and the links of the how tobiggrin.gif

 

Dick

Thanks Dick i just hope it works ;)

 

Bob

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Very nicely done. Mine is functional but I cleverly disguised to discourage theft. Seriously though, When I look at mine I envision a rebuild that looks like yours.

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Thanks Jarret and the bonus is it works i have not brought it up to temp yet but it works ;) .

 

Bob

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So Bob, did you go with the programmable controller for ramp/soak or the manual? I am planning on building one myself and thought that would be a nice option. Put a batch in and have a programmed annealing cycle bring your weeks work back to a true neutral before grinding and heat treat.

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I must agree with Greg, Bob, that's the nicest-looking homebuilt oven I've seen. I've got to get on one (or two!) of those one of these days. Sword-length, too. B)

 

if you make a sword length one.. do make it a photo-story and share with us .. im sure there are many of us that would love a picture-by-picture process of a HT oven for swords :) ( i know i would :D )

 

-vidar-

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I did not get the ramp option on mine. I will not leave it running without being there so i am the ramp/soak option ;) .

This one holds temp within 2 degrees at 1600f I am already thinking of making another longer one B) .

 

Bob

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