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in Original Series
Posted July 29
Added by JHCC
in 100 Series
Posted July 16
The images, pulled from the deep archive. They should fit into the numbers Bellows 01, 02 etc.
Posted June 21
Gathering firewood continues.
Posted April 14
JHCC April 2021
Addendum: Doing some online research, I find the interesting detail that Pandrol e-clips are available in four different alloys:
The first two are fairly close to 5160, I believe, although a bit low on the manganese.
Posted February 24
by BartW, Belgium
the greens are 16mm, the 18 are red. The steel in them is usually a variant of 9260; which is a great steel for tooling; mediocre for knives. Tough stuff. Doesn't want to move under the hammer. Don't forge it too high, it suffers from grain growth like O-1. Normalizing is also a good idea. Testing for cracks is also a great idea after forging. Not that great for tongs.
Posted February 1
The only way to tell for sure is to have the sample piece tested. That will them be the test results for ONLY THAT ONE piece of steel.
If you want a specific spec for steel, then purchase that specific specification. It should come with analysis information on heat treating etc. That entire lot should all act the same. If you like the way it preforms, quickly go back and purchase all you can afford of the same specification.
Posted January 30
I did a Google search for rail anchor specifications and/or rail anchor steel . Apparently the material is 60Si2MnA I have forged a few punches and cold chisels from rail anchors. After quenching and tempering to a light straw color they cut mild steel like a hot knife through butter. Dickb 1/21
Posted January 25
They are not loading on the admin side either.
It will need some looking into to see why.
in 00 series
Posted December 31, 2020
The tong blueprint can be adjusted to fit your needs. Want longer reins, cut them longer. Want longer jaws, cut them longer. Want to use them to hold larger stock, start with the appropriately larger stock. etc.
Posted August 29, 2017
Why does the nail have to be square or round? Why not rectangular nails ?
Posted June 21, 2017
There are some 1000 entries behind the pages tab. The tories section has almost 50 stories at present. The bucket of rocks was the last store posted to this section.
Posted January 8, 2015
Major update to the list Jan 7, 2015
Posted April 4, 2011
I'd add that the "Japanese" style hammer has been known and used in Europe for over 1000 years---or before we knew that Japan existed.