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Second remelt, WIP


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Well. I now know what I'll be doing after all this forge welding is done. 

“So I'm lightin' out for the territory, ahead of the scared and the weak and the mean spirited, because Aunt Sally is fixin’ to adopt me and civilize me, and I can't stand it. I've been there before.”

The only bad experience is the one from which you learn nothing.  

 

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3 hours ago, Brian Dougherty said:

Nice work on the bar Joshua!

Thanks Unfortunately, it is not enough for the intended project. Fortunately, that project is already in the works using different material.....

“So I'm lightin' out for the territory, ahead of the scared and the weak and the mean spirited, because Aunt Sally is fixin’ to adopt me and civilize me, and I can't stand it. I've been there before.”

The only bad experience is the one from which you learn nothing.  

 

Josh

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Yeah, Alan said it already- the oxygen in the scale steals the carbon from the iron leaving behind more iron and producing more CO. There's no carbon in fire scale. 

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I cut the goobers off today to check consolidation and carbon content. The bar laughed at my band saw and I moved to the angle grinder with a cut-off wheel.

 

Spark test.jpg

 

The end grain is still pretty porous. I will do another welding heat to consolidate the bar. Hopefully, the carbon content will not depreciate significantly.

 

End grain.jpg

 

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“So I'm lightin' out for the territory, ahead of the scared and the weak and the mean spirited, because Aunt Sally is fixin’ to adopt me and civilize me, and I can't stand it. I've been there before.”

The only bad experience is the one from which you learn nothing.  

 

Josh

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Great stuff Josh I am enjoying this.  You have got me inspired but 40c and 78% humidity just put a dampener on it. 

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