Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 11 to 19 of 19

Thread: bandsaw blades

  1. #11
    Quote Originally Posted by sudsy9977 View Post
    so everybody wants unknown steel that may or may not make a usable knife?....i got some scrap in my backyard i'll sell ya if u want.....ryan
    i am for sure one of those pll that will tell you to buy new steel but on the other hand if you can get 40 or more lbs of it and have it tested jsut to make sure its what you think then i see no problem in using the "used" steel

    how even if you cnat get a lot of it or cant have it tested then i woudl not bother

    as far as for practice even ugly knives with good HT are good knives so why not make a knife looking thing that at leasty you know will take an edge post HT

  2. #12
    If it's thin, I was going to suggest that he use it for prototypes. That's what I do, it saves time on grinding, and a paper thin edge, while flexible, will still cut, and it won't take a billion hours to cut out. A design may look good on paper, but you really wanna hold it in your hand, and a thin sheet of easy to machine steel and a block of poplar from the hardware store makes prototypes a one day job.

  3. #13
    3/32
    I'm taking a class in stock reduction in late August, but I got the bug and can't wait until then to start farting around with the steel. I' ve roughed out a nakiri shape with my angle grinder, almost burned up my dremel tool before switching to grinder, and would like to straighten it prior to more grinding. So, do I heat it up to red heat, 1200 degrees, in hopes it will 'relax? Grind, shape, then harden at 1500 and temper at 350? Thanks! Tom
    Tom Gray, Seagrove, NC

  4. #14
    Senior Member
    SpikeC's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    PDX
    Posts
    3,733
    If you heat to around 1850 you should be able to tap it flat.
    Spike C
    "The Buddha resides as comfortably in the circuits of a digital computer or the gears of a cycle transmission as he does at the top of a mountain."
    Pirsig

  5. #15
    Heat it to a dull red and straighten. 1850f is not necessary.

    Hoss

  6. #16
    Senior Member
    SpikeC's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    PDX
    Posts
    3,733
    Quote Originally Posted by DevinT View Post
    Heat it to a dull red and straighten. 1850f is not necessary.

    Hoss
    Spike C
    "The Buddha resides as comfortably in the circuits of a digital computer or the gears of a cycle transmission as he does at the top of a mountain."
    Pirsig

  7. #17
    Sorry Spike

    Didn't mean to sound so arrogant.

    Hoss

  8. #18
    Senior Member Potato42's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    North Carolina
    Posts
    296
    Lol it's not arrogance. It's sorta like in Monty Python quest for the Holy Grail when god appears in the sky and gives Arthur and his knights the quest to find the Grail - you just do what the man says!


    Edit; video link for those that haven't seen it or are rusty
    - Sean

  9. #19
    Senior Member
    SpikeC's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    PDX
    Posts
    3,733
    I did not see arrogance, I was just paying homage!
    Spike C
    "The Buddha resides as comfortably in the circuits of a digital computer or the gears of a cycle transmission as he does at the top of a mountain."
    Pirsig

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •