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Mystery Steel

Discussion in 'Steel, Hardware, & Handle Material' started by Tom Stegner, Feb 6, 2021.

  1. Tom Stegner

    Tom Stegner Member

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    Hi guys, my next door neighbor is an electrician at a large plant here and he did a little dumpster diving for me. He brought me back all these electric motor shafts for me to play with. I have no idea what kind of steel they are other then some form of carbon steel. Magnet sticks to them but I can't say I get a whole lot of small sparks off it. It was hard after the quench and then I did two - 2 hour cycles in the oven with a 1.5 hour cool down in between. Now I'm gonna break it and go all Dave Merkida on it. ( don't know how to spell his name ) It should prove to be interesting. I want to see how tuff this steel is.

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    dancom Dust Maker

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  3. John Noon

    John Noon Well-Known Member

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    IF you have an electrician friend then what you want from him is old wrecked metal tape they use for pulling wires.

    Every brand I could find info on was a AISI 1075 or equal which makes in expensive knives for cutting leather or patterns.
     
  4. Tom Stegner

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    Thanks John, I will ask him about that. Free good steel is a great thing.
     
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