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    A couple new Bowies

    Your work is absolutely inspiring , I love everything about it.
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    JF#1 Burner?

    No real testing yet but I did plumb everything up and test it, this is by far the very best forge I have built yet. I only used a single layer of Kao wool , and about 3/16 layer of Santanite. without doing real testing I will say that the burners are the very best I have ever seen in person. I...
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    JF#1 Burner?

    Ill post some results after I get the forge up and running but it will be a few weeks. I would point out that alot of the results will be based on my forge itself and how well it works so you really wont get any true science on just the burners.
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    JF#1 Burner?

    I bought 2 of them as well but have yet to put them in the forge. The build quality is bar none, thick stainless steel, nice flare, good welds, the things are great.I paid 204.85 shipped for both of them, I will mount them up some time in the next few weeks and get some temp readings for ya. I...
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    JF#1 Burner?

    Dose anyone have any first hand with these? They look very well built and the cost is pretty good. I found a few clips of them on there sight but if any one is useing them I would love to hear some opinions. http://www.thermalartdesign.com/
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    My second Bowie style knife

    You nailed it, that thing is awsom!
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    Etching Vs.Stamping??? what do you do??

    I use a 12 volt power supply for ham radios now but have had good luck with a 12 volt car battery charger.
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    RR Spike

    My first hawk was very similar but I dident have the skills that dude did
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    RR Spike

    My most recent ones have been split down the length of the spike and I forge weld in a scrap of cutlery grade steel, all the look with the edge to boot.
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    52100 and salt pots

    Thank you guys , I think that what I needed to hear. I was drinking the kool aid so to speak. I have a tendency to read so much that I start second guessing and loosing my mind about my process.
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    52100 and salt pots

    So I need to avoid annealing or other delayed cooling methods? Forge starting at a high heat and keep reducing the heat with every heating to help refine the grain? then normalize? at what temp? Then run it through the salt pot at 1450 for 5-6 minutes before quenching? Im trying like crazy to...
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    52100 and salt pots

    Im not as familiar as i would like to be..lol. Can I temper in the low temp salts rather then a kiln? I have been reading allot about how the salt pots can be used to marquench and wanted to give it a try. It dose sound like i should stick with what i know though and work out from there...
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    52100 and salt pots

    I need a start point, dose someone have a recipe? If you would explain all the steps from fresh bar to temper in high temp , low temp pots?
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    High temp salt tanks.Need help

    Another question, Is it better to use schedule 80 pipe with a welded seam, or 40 that is seamless?
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