View Full Version : Hardening help needed (tool steel)
07-04-03, 05:59 PM
I'm looking for someone to do a little bit of hardening for me. I have a piece of tool steel which I need hardening. It needs to be quenched to about 40 degrees C. It doesn't matter if it warps, breaks or cracks.
07-04-03, 06:29 PM
What steel is it exactly? (if you got it from an engineering works or supplier, they will know)
Is it a knife, or going to be used for cutting, if so, what?
If not, what is it going to be used for?
These & more questions need to be answered for anyone to undertake the task really.
07-04-03, 06:52 PM
I don't know exactly what steel it is, the piece in question is a knackered Bosch power carver cutting tool. I want it as a flint striker hence I dont care if it warps or breaks.
07-04-03, 06:57 PM
If you've ground it to the required shape?
Have you actually tried to strike a spark from a flint yet?
You may be pleasantly surprised;)
07-04-03, 07:38 PM
as long as you kept the tool cool while reworking it ...... it should already be hardened.
(slightly older, yet probably none the wiser);)
07-04-03, 08:10 PM
I did try striking a spark from it and no joy. It does need hardening now cos a dumb a*** house mate, used it as a barbacue poker. Why I dont know as its only 3" long and left it in the fire and its now a prety blue/purple colour.
07-04-03, 08:16 PM
I suggest you use it as a dumb a*** house mate poker now then :p:p:p
07-04-03, 08:55 PM
Simon, that's nothing Check this out (http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&postid=1963237#post1963237) & although it was @ 17 years ago, it still hurts to think of now:mad: :( ;)
Drop me an email & I'll sort it out for you, it'll probably go letter post, so send it off to me & I'll sort it;) (also let me know if you need it reshaped at all, & I'll "file" it with the rest, don't worry guys, I'm getting there:rolleyes: ;) )
07-04-03, 09:06 PM
All I can say is, Ouch thats gotta hurt.
Ok will do
07-04-03, 09:08 PM
you had a jungle king? ..... you macho beast you :p
I can imagine you felt like giving a few people hot holes
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