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Old 12-13-2012, 02:32 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by GunsmithCat View Post
I appreciate the input! I'll be learning heat-treating and metal hardening techniques next semester and I'm looking forward to it!
Wait until you have learned some more, next semester (?). Hopefully you will be taught about different steels and their characteristics. You may choose from air-hardening, oil-hardening, surface-hardening and other alternatives. In each category are many sub-categories, depending on your application. Sometimes I get the shivvers after reading what "gunsmiths" recommend for general use. These forums are not the place for specific advice.
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Old 12-13-2012, 11:52 AM   #12
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If you need any help with anything metal and their properties let me know. I reciently took some metallurgy classes classes for work so I'm pretty up to date on that topic
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Old 12-13-2012, 12:38 PM   #13
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Old 01-09-2013, 02:16 AM   #14
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all depends on what your making hard vs soft
ive had good luck using kasenit to harden parts
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