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Heat Treatment Sticky - find HT discussions here

Discussion in 'Shop Talk - BladeSmith Questions and Answers' started by Stacy E. Apelt - Bladesmith, May 18, 2016.

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    Stacy E. Apelt - Bladesmith ilmarinen - MODERATOR Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 20, 2004
    I will build this sticky over the next week or so. It will contain categories of HT topics and the threads that relate to that topic. I may cross list some threads in more than one topic. In the beginning, there will be places with stuff missing, don't panic, I'll add the info as I find it. To comment on a thread, just open the link and you will be on that thread.

    The Bladeforums Custom Search Engine is her:
    https://cse.google.com/cse/publicurl?cx=012217165931761871935:iqyc7cbzhci
    It will find all sorts of threads and info.

    First, some basic HT info:

    Metallurgy - The Science of What is Happening in the Steel

    A brief list of Metallurgical and Heat Treatment terms

    Metallurgy resources and books

    Links to other metallurgy and knife websites:

    Steel University Online
    http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/showthread.php/1395905-The-science-behind-steel-Steel-University
     
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    Stacy E. Apelt - Bladesmith ilmarinen - MODERATOR Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 20, 2004
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    Stacy E. Apelt - Bladesmith ilmarinen - MODERATOR Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 20, 2004
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    Stacy E. Apelt - Bladesmith ilmarinen - MODERATOR Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 20, 2004
    1084, 1095, W2, 52100 HT threads

    W2 - Info and Tips Thread
    http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/showthread.php/1397069-W2?p=16101160#post16101160


    52100 HT:
    http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/showthread.php/1395697-52100-heat-treat-question-thermal-cycling

    W2 tempering:
    http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/showthread.php/1395708-Tempering-time-from-quench-for-W2

    52100 Alternate HT - "Epic Failure" Thread:
    http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/s...2100-(Aldo-s)-alternate-heat-treat-Epic-Fail-

    Old Discussion on W2 and Similar HT:
    http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/showthread.php/487641-W2-Heat-Treating-HELP

    Basic 1095 HT - Foolproof:
    Heat evenly to 1475F for 10 minutes then immediately quench in fast oil (fast enough to cool the steel through the 1200F-1000F in less than .5 seconds). For simplicity sake cool to at least 150F before tempering. This should get you a full 65HRC hardness with no problem, tempering should be done without delay. Tempering should be for 2 hours at the temperature to reach the desired final hardness. 400F to 450F is a good range for knife blades.

    1095 HT and Micro-chipping info
    http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/showthread.php/1397022-heat-treating-1095-advice
     
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    Stacy E. Apelt - Bladesmith ilmarinen - MODERATOR Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 20, 2004
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    Stacy E. Apelt - Bladesmith ilmarinen - MODERATOR Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 20, 2004
    Aldo's Steel HT and Spheroidized Steel threads ( New Jersey Steel baron)

    The steel from Aldo Bruno ( New Jersey Steel baron) and some other suppliers comes fully spheroidized. This means the carbon is balled up in balls and rods of carbides. This makes it easier to cut, drill, and file ... but has to be reversed in HT to get the steel fully hard. The below threads are on that topic.
     
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    Stacy E. Apelt - Bladesmith ilmarinen - MODERATOR Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 20, 2004
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