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    Farriers rasp knife?

    I was given a bunch of Mercury brand farriers rasps and I was curious if the steel was any good? I snapped one off to look at the grain structure and they were super fine velvety gray inside all the way through. Hard as hell to break. Is it safe to assume that this is decent steel based on how...
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    PID Programming of toaster oven

    Too funny Ken! I've got a bunch of lower voltage wallwarts! Thanks for the feedback! Most helpful! Eventually hoping to get an Evenheat! Have a great weekend! DonO
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    PID Programming of toaster oven

    Hi Ken, Never heard them called wallwarts! I have a few of them but they are not 12vdc, they are all lower voltage.
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    PID Programming of toaster oven

    Thank you guys! I appreciate the advise! Stacy, you probably don't remember, but you sent me the PID, SSR and TC wire about 4 years ago. Took me a while to get going I guess. Life happens. Thank you for leading me to the rabbit hole! Gas forge conversion will be next! Have a great weekend!
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    PID Programming of toaster oven

    Thank you Ken! This helps a lot! I appreciate the feedback! Fun stuff to learn but reading the instruction book for the PID is like reading Chinese! I think I'll hit the local Goodwill and look for something with a 12 vdc transformer and tie it into my AC output per what you said. Thanks again...
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    PID Programming of toaster oven

    My PID controlled oven now works so now I have a couple of questions concerning a PID Controller to my oven. 1) I am running my toaster oven plug into the output plug from my PID/SSR. Should I disconnect the thermostat from the toaster oven? When running wide open my oven would...
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    Venturi burner question

    Hi Marc, Thank you for all the help. Got my PID fired up this weekend. Just have to replace the transformer for running the fan but it's up and running (for a short time, did not want to overheat the SSR) Thanks again for all the help!!! PID gas forge will be next!
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    Venturi burner question

    perfect! Thank you! I may do exactly the same thing and save my current PID and SSR for when I convert my gas forge. Thank you so much!!
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    Venturi burner question

    Thank you Marc. I'll have to order one. Do you have one that you particularly like? Thanks again! Don
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    Venturi burner question

    Now I wonder if the 240v is just the limit on my SSR? All the ones I was looking at seem to have a range of voltages they work at?
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    Venturi burner question

    I did find one small problem. My SSR is a 240v not 110v......DOH! I'll have to order a 110v SSR. Dang it, one step forward 2 steps back. My PID is rated from 90v to 240v so it should be good.
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    Venturi burner question

    Hi Marc, Hope this does the trick: http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=308740&d=1351094520
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    Venturi burner question

    Thanks Marc, I'll have to go look at it after work. Thanks for the help! One thing I do find curious is on Dwg ion the stickies, the SSR on the AC side shows a black (hot) line running from the Hot side of the female plug and a hot black wire to the positive bus? Even though the SSR shows the LH...
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    Venturi burner question

    Hi Marc, I have a very similar issue with my gas forge even with a 2x2.25 thick square walled muffle in place. I can run mine down to about 2 Lbs pressure yet I still get very hot (closer to 2000 per my TC) I only heat treat at night. One of the reasons that I was questioning you a while back...
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    Best Toaster oven?

    Good info! I have a bunch of old 12v chargers around too! Thank you for the help!
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    Best Toaster oven?

    Thank you Marc. Another question for you. I have a few old computers lying around. Can I use of of the muffin fans out of them or do I need to get a specific one for 120V? I now have everything except for the fan. Going to make a board from some .125 Alum plate I have and then mount it in a...
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    Best Toaster oven?

    Hi Marc, I went to the stickies (where apparently I had been before) and I have everything except the fan, wire, fuses and the bus bars. For the bus bar, what size do I need? Thanks, Don
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    Best Toaster oven?

    Thank you sir! I have the oven, just need to make it better! I'll let you know if I run into any problems! Don
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    Best Toaster oven?

    Hi folks, Who makes the best Toaster Oven for tempering High Carbon Steels? I bought a Black and Decker that was about $65.00 and the darn thing doesn't hit 400 degrees unless I put it on broil and then it'll ramp up to 480 degrees. It is supposed to go up to 450 but when I check it w/a...
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    Did these temper too hot? Can I re-HT 1075?

    Once you figure out where your setting is for the temp you want, you may want to add some thermal mass to your oven as they lose heat and spike up and down pretty quickly. Some use a tray of sand to add mass. I used 3 3x.5 thick SS bars that were cut-offs of some bar stock. Really helped to...
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