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Heat Treat Oven

Discussion in 'Forges, Ovens, Kilns, & Salt Pots' started by Chris Roy, Jan 30, 2016.

  1. Chris Roy

    Chris Roy Active Member

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    Been looking at the Even-heat ovens online and i really can't see myself spending 2 grand on one anytime soon but wondering if anyone uses one and how they like it. Anyone know of any other brands that are in Canada that might be cheaper? Find loads of stuff online in the states but exchange and freight just kills it.
    Just trying to get some thoughts. thanks
     
  2. John Noon

    John Noon Well-Known Member

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    I have one of the new ones with digital display. Have to admit it is much easier than the old torch or forge method of getting the right temperature.
    You are right they are expensive and at $17.00 plus shipping and insurance so between 20-30 each knife it will take a long time to pay back the investment.

    For myself it was a matter of if I got bored or wanted to experiment with something I could do it quickly and not have a couple of weeks waiting for the knife to come back.

    Bought mine from Canadian knife maker since dollar exchange and shipping would amount to no real savings plus they had a couple in stock.
     
  3. Chris Roy

    Chris Roy Active Member

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    Ya i think I might have to start saving and bite the bullet. Would like some more flexibility with steel choices. You can keep different cycles in memory with that unit am I correct john?
     
  4. John Noon

    John Noon Well-Known Member

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    Yes you can, I have several and might be a limit like a hundred or something.

    Also save a couple of schedules for the second temper and will have one for stress relieving AEB-L and with any luck the fillet knives will come out straighter than the bar stock i bought.
     
  5. Grizz Axxemann

    Grizz Axxemann Active Member

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    Hey Chris, just a little bug for your brain... if you do get one of those ovens, I'm willing to pay for some time on it. I'll even bring pizza and beer.
     
  6. John Noon

    John Noon Well-Known Member

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    For furniture other than the typical knife rack for things like raising the knife rack or supports for longer objects see your nearest pottery store.

    furniture = knife rack in the pottery world
     
  7. Chris Roy

    Chris Roy Active Member

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    Sounds good Grizz. Don't think it will be for awhile though. The grinder set me back quite a bit. Another big purchase and i'll be sleeping outside =)

    Thanks John. I'll check it out.
     
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  8. doublehelix1

    doublehelix1 New Member

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    Also a thought, If you're handy you can always build one. Built mine for around $200. However I had the fire bricks donated, most electrical parts were salvaged and I designed the controller myself.
     
  9. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker

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    How is it working? Last I heard you were working on an Arduino controller for it.

    Dan
     
  10. doublehelix1

    doublehelix1 New Member

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    Works pretty good. The gui needs more work, heating programs are hard coded and i haven't tuned the PID loop well.

    But it hardens steel so im happy with it for now.
     
  11. Chris Roy

    Chris Roy Active Member

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    Ya i thought about it but I'm not that technically inclined. Think ill just start saving. Thanks though. I saw the post of your build. Pretty sweet man.
     

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