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Hi guys, my local steel/machinist didn't have any mild 1" round bar but gave me 4140 for the same price because I drop by a lot. I was planning on making candle sticks similar to the ones made in this video:


Do I need to take any special considerations into account regarding quenching or do I even need to quench for decorative art? I'm new to the game and really only make tools.


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14 minutes ago, DuEulear said:

if it where me i would save it for punches and quietly source some mild steel from elsewhere and enjoy the deal on 4140

Yeah, that definitely came to mind. I could finally make a nice hammer drift I've been thinking about.

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