Drilling pin holes in old files.Managed one.
Posted 22 September 2012 - 02:40 AM
Bought a propane torch, this fixed the problem of the other hole but this one will not heat up enough to anneal, is very close to the blade as it the whole thing is only 200mm long. My best heat treated yet.
Have got about a third of the way through, what should I do as I don't want to have to heat treat it again.
Have scales made out of jeans I really want to try on this.
Posted 22 September 2012 - 05:48 AM
Just my 10 cents.
Posted 22 September 2012 - 06:05 AM
Posted 22 September 2012 - 07:26 AM
Posted 22 September 2012 - 10:30 AM
- this will make sure the blade doesn't get over heated
take 2 propane torch... use both at the same time... use one to heat from one side of the tang and the other from the other side...
- bring the tang up to a black heat.. ( just just before it starts to turn a dull red ) and let it air cool..... do this several times !
it should work..
if not, buy a small carbide drill bit the appropriate size .... drill in a very secure drill press... as chatter will break these quickly
try to drill the holes prior to heat treat.... it'll save yourself some frustration
please pic's after your done !
Posted 22 September 2012 - 11:34 AM
Posted 22 September 2012 - 12:34 PM
Posted 22 September 2012 - 12:37 PM
My $0.02 worth.
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Posted 22 September 2012 - 03:56 PM
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Posted 23 September 2012 - 04:37 AM
Must've put it down somewhere yesterday.
Posted 23 September 2012 - 07:41 AM
Posted 23 September 2012 - 11:44 AM
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