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    Galvanized Container For Quench Oil

    Great idea. This is perfect!
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    Galvanized Container For Quench Oil

    Sometimes you get an idea that you think is brilliant but then wonder, “If this is so brilliant, why aren’t other people doing it?” Today I had one of those. I saw this this galvanized pitcher and thought I could use it as a quench tank. I’d pour the oil from my plastic jug in to the pitcher...
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    Learning from mistakes.

    This one should be a little clearer.
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    Learning from mistakes.

    I screwed up a bowie I was making from a rasp. So... I broke it to look at the grain. Would you say this is course grain?
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    Is this Digital pyrometer any good??

    Also... If you get the probe with the Omegaclad XL sheath, you don’t still need a ceramic sheath, right?
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    Is this Digital pyrometer any good??

    I have a question for timgunn and EdCaffreyMS. It seems like Tim recommends the 24” Omegaclad and Ed suggested 12”. How deep into the forge do you have to insert the probe? I’ve been looking at the 1/4”, 24” long with the handle and the piggy tail wire because I worry about the handle and...
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    Baffle Pipe Thickness

    I’m planning to get a section of pipe to stick in to my forge and use as a baffle (or muffle, or whatever you call it) when I’m heat treating and I was wondering what kind of wall thickness people have been using. My forge is an 18” 3 burner (venturi) with a 4 x 6 opening and I’m thinking of...
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