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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.....

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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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