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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by spundj, Jan 3, 2013.

  1. spundj

    spundj New Member

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    Hey all, new member ,
    Looking around the site for info etc, still on the fence, heat treating worries me 2 much
    oh well, i`ll enjoy the forum
    Happy new year
     
  2. metal99

    metal99 Member

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    Happy new year! Welcome to the forum. Heat treating is probably the hardest part about knife making in my books. It gets better with time.
     
  3. Mike the Viking

    Mike the Viking New Member

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    Hi, don't let heattreating get you do too much, atleast not enough to not try it out... Just stick to 10XX steels and use warm veggie oil for the first while and you "shouldn't" break to many blades lol

    and hey where in the same town, if you really needed a hand I'm sure I could help you out
     
  4. Mythtaken

    Mythtaken Staff Member CKM Staff

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    Welcome to the site spundj.

    As already said, heat treating takes some practice to get right, but it isn't that difficult. Nor does it take a ton of expensive equipment to do. On the other hand, there are a many good knifemakers who prefer to send their blades to someone else for heat treating, so don't let that hold you back.
     
  5. spundj

    spundj New Member

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    Thanks everyone
     
  6. Greg

    Greg New Member

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    Welcome. As mentioned, don't get too concerned about heat treating or any other aspect of knife making. Just have fun with it.
     
  7. Rob W

    Rob W Active Member

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    welcome spundj
     

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