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Discussion in 'Heat Treating' started by Rob W, Mar 3, 2013.

  1. Rob W

    Rob W Active Member

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    Trying a couple blades with o1 for the first time, so many opinions on quench oil on the internet ..............and i'm open for more , any input is welcome
    thanks
    Rob
     
  2. stevebates

    stevebates Active Member

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    I did mine with peanut oil has the highest flashpoint.... Worked great!!!
     
  3. Mythtaken

    Mythtaken Staff Member CKM Staff

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    I'v e used O1 almost exclusively since I started this madness. I've always used good ol' canola oil at 120-140 degrees.
     
  4. metal99

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    There's no real need for crazy oils with O1 basically any oil will do. I use canola for all my steels and have never had a problem. The only problem I have is the soak time at critical. It gets a little tricky in a coal forge :)
     
  5. Mythtaken

    Mythtaken Staff Member CKM Staff

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    Soak time should be no problem for Rob and his new Paragon oven. (Okay, my jealousy is showing a little :sad: )

    Here's a question, when you use an oven, how easy is it to get the blades from the oven to the quench?
     
  6. Rob W

    Rob W Active Member

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    heres an update on my first O1 project , 6-1/8'' skinner , sheath time

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  7. Icho-

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    Very nic Rob! I also like your mark.
     
  8. Rob W

    Rob W Active Member

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    THANKS ICHO , LITTLE BETTER PICTURE , TRYING SOME DIFFERENT LIGHT SOURCES, KINDA LIKING THIS ONE
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  9. Mythtaken

    Mythtaken Staff Member CKM Staff

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    That's a beauty, Rob; both the knife and the photo. Your mark looks really good. Do you have different sizes of stencils for smaller blades or just the one?
     
  10. metal99

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    That turned out great Rob! That last picture is awesome!!!
     
  11. Rob W

    Rob W Active Member

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    Thanks guys.........
     
  12. stevebates

    stevebates Active Member

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    Love it Rob, is that Honduran rosewood on the handles?
     
  13. Rob W

    Rob W Active Member

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    Honduran Rosie is one of my faves but this is actually cocobolo......
     

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