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Is Cast Iron useful???

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One of the smiths around here uses cast iron in the forge when making temporary punches and chisels. He has broken bits that he rubs onto mild steel when hot(both the cast iron and steel piece) to create a more durable tool. He says it lasts maybe upto 6 uses before it has all flaked off. Sure cuts down on use of high carbon steel when you need a tool only for a short while.

I have never done this but it sure sounds cool.


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