View Full Version : Heat treating.
05-03-2010, 07:02 PM
Ok, so my knife is ready to be heat treated, what do i have to do to heat treat with a primitive forge, i have motor oil to quench, oh and the steel is 5160, and it is around .25 thick on the spine.
05-04-2010, 03:26 PM
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05-04-2010, 05:13 PM
Message? as of 6:13 i have no new messages.
05-04-2010, 06:55 PM
Use vegetable oil rather than motor oil. Peanut Oil has a higher flash point than others. The smoke from motor oil can be carcinogenic. Everyone should take care of their health but especially you at your young and tender age.
05-04-2010, 07:30 PM
Ok, Motor oil is what i have on hand though LOL
05-04-2010, 08:03 PM
Raid Mama's kitchen. I'm sure she would rather have you healthy.
05-04-2010, 08:26 PM
How hot does it need to get ( no way to measure temp), and how long must it stay there?
05-04-2010, 09:35 PM
Pug, sweet talk someone down at the local hamburger stand and see if they can spair a couple of gallons of use oil that they are going to send out for recycling. I'd ask before showing up with a container, however, just out of curtisy.
05-05-2010, 06:36 AM
I can get some veggie oil, i just heard motor oil worked, and we have leiters of used motor oil.
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