Fe-Wood Posted October 11, 2011 Share Posted October 11, 2011 I am working out the details for a piece and have a question on cracking. When I cut the smaller thin section away and forged it out, all was fine. I then closed up the "Y" and began to forge the shape on the bottom of the "Y", where it goes into what I call the Gumby Foot (left side of first picture). While I was drawing that part out, the crack began to appear. Do you guys have any tricks for stopping this kind of thing? I'm using "off the shelf" mild steel and I didn't quench that area. I believe it has to do with the vibration caused from hammering... Suggestions? Thanks! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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