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First Hearth Steel of 2020

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Yesterday morning was a hearth steel morning for me. I ran two 1kg charges and had success with the two pucks that came out of it.

 

Here are my 7 150g charges - recycling some material that did not work from a previous run.

 

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The little charcoal furnace in action.

 

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The two pucks I got out of two runs.

 

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Somebody asked in another thread how to reduce carbon. I find it very easy to produce wrought iron with this process. Pointing the tyuere down too steeply or running too much air through it quickly ends up removing all carbon in the steel.

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This is previously smelted material that you ran through a short stack for refinement? Did I get that right?

Edited by Joshua States

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Actually, it's mostly mild steel I run through to carborize it. However, I had some failed attempts that I ran back through as well. 

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