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A New Heat Treatment Service

Discussion in 'Heat Treating' started by essentialknives, Sep 26, 2020.

  1. essentialknives

    essentialknives New Member

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    Hey guys I was thinking of getting some equipment and starting up a heat treatment service out of North Vancovuer, BC Wondering if itr would be worth my while. WOuld anyone be interested or am i wasting my time ? I would have comparable prices to whats ouyt there right now but probably a little cheaper and alot cheaper than sending them down south across the border..

    ANyone have any comments it would be much appreciated
     
  2. Scott Kozub

    Scott Kozub Member

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    I can't speak for anyone else but i do all my own ht. Hard to say what the demand would be vs the states.
     
  3. Dave Hodson

    Dave Hodson Member

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    I do my own HT as well but then again, I pretty much stick to what fits in my oven so I'm limited in length. I don't know what I'd do if I was trying to do a sword. I wonder if specialty heat treating (ie molten salt) for longer blades has a market.
     
  4. John Noon

    John Noon Well-Known Member

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    There are people with forges that delve into stainless steel knives occasionally and the price of a furnace is prohibitive for them so a heat treating service always has some potential.

    I have done heat treating on tooling for a shop that needed to be hardened and main heat treating service was back logged so there is always that option
     
  5. FORGE

    FORGE Maker of the Year Best Knife

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    Do my own heat treat in salt.
     

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