AEB-L Heat treat

Gliden07

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Getting ready to do my first heat treat on an AEB-L Fillet knife. I'm following Boss's video as far as the degrees and hold times go. Since the steel is only .082 should I heat treat blank and then grind bevels in like I do with thin carbon steel or do I grind first??
 

SS369

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Drill everything, grind the edge centerline( 45degrees), chamfer holes, sand well and clean prior to HT.
In my experience, AEB-L gets hot very quickly, so, dip, dip, and dip some more while grinding.
 

Gliden07

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This is gonna be a new experience for sure! Looking forward to it!! Gonna clean up blade with 400G belt (get sanding scratches going in right direction on Ricaso area), put the 45s in, wipe it down with Acetone,wrap in SS 309. Then do H/T via Boss's video.
 
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