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From an old fashioned guy who has no cell phone and had to look up the meaning of app. When I started learning about blacksmithing in the mid 1960's, I found a U.S. Government Printing Office booklet, 1966, that has helped me over the years, It is National Bureau of Standards Monograph 88, "Heat Treatment and Properties of Iron and Steel."  Admittedly, one must be circumspect in its use, because some material may be outdated, but it is surprising the amount of heat treatment info that can be applied to current steels on the market. It is on line free at Google, Books.

  Frank, here is the book you mentioned online:  http://digicoll.manoa.hawaii.edu/techreports/PDF/NBS18.pdf

 

By the way, it was nice visiting the other day.

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Mr. L. Jockey,

Thank you for running down the reference.

I have "bookmarked" that reference.

But is this publication still "in print". I would be happy to buy it. (sometimes Government printing offices hang on to unsold stock, hope hope).

Again, bully for you, thanks & have a great day.

p.s. reading on-line publications of book length, gives me eyestrain, it is hard to flip back & forth whilst reading the text. Each electronic repository has its own syntax & method of organization, necessitating special effort to acquire its idiosyncratic lay-out. YECCCH !!

And reading same in the bathtub is a recipe for electrocution.

etc. etc.

In other words,  it is a Royal pain in the lower affasn(eh)ris.

Regards to all.

SLAG.

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On 5/16/2017 at 5:57 PM, SLAG said:

But is this publication still "in print". I would be happy to buy it. 

It's the data from this book I'm pretty sure. It's available at all the standard on line places that deal in books. Google will find it,, and its expensive. 

"Heat Treater's Guide, Practices and Procedures for Irons and
Stteels, 2nd Edition, (1995), Materials Park, OH 44073"

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Mr. jockey,

Thank you for your generosity in supplying the reference.

It IS appreciated.

Have a safe, prosperous, healthy. and happy 2018.

(Hey! let me expand that wish to all i.f.i. denizens.)

SLAG.

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Well I don't have a smart phone; but does it take in account the cross sectional area?  I know bladesmiths working from even the ASM handbooks have to make changes to recommendations based on the fact that they are not using the "standard" 1" cross section all the charts are based on.

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I don't have a smartphone, but I did install the app on my tablet some time back. Nice app.

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On 1/5/2018 at 10:41 AM, ThomasPowers said:

but does it take in account the cross sectional area? 

It does for some. 1095 for sure. Perhaps for the more common steels used by knifemakers.

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