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I just came across this forum looking for heat treating recommendations. 

 

I am a journeyman machinist and I have a shop I run with two of my sons. We have full cnc capabilities and provide local businesses with prototyping capabilities. 

I have been heat treating for over 20 years but I am always looking to learn and pick up new tricks and tips. 

This forum looks awesome. I don' know how I never came across it before. 

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Good Morning and Welcome,

As you know, everyone is good at something. The tough part is trying to figure out what that something is. Sometimes you may ask a question and get all kinds of crazy answers, just filter through and pick out the snippets. Most people here are smart enough to offer a snick of information. Some have been in the 'GAME' for their lifetime. It is difficult to see through the keyboard, to verify.

Enjoy the Journey. I also work with my son, it is humbling to hear some of their thoughts.

Neil

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Welcome to IFI! If you haven't yet, please READ THIS FIRST!!!

(And I'm in Oberlin, and always happy to meet up with fellow IFI members.)

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Be carful, Jerry grew up in an aerospace metal spinning shop. He took up blacksmithing to relive the stress of working to hundred thousands of an inch.  

I remember the power company my dad worked for still had a blacksmith in the weld shop to make blanks for “unubtanium” parts. Then when steel prices dropped they let him retire and didn’t replace him. 

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Welcome aboard Mir co, glad to have you. Heh, heh, heh, Dad spun to crazy stupid tight tolerances, I: trimmed, rolled beads, sharpened corners, polished and when I was big enough spun steel candle lamp shades and bases. If I spun to a thou, it was by accident. It was still exacting and blacksmithing was welcome relief, mark one eyeball scale and dividers rather than a mic. and vernier.

Dad subbed heat treatment out except on rare occasion, we did some cryo but rarely.

What do you have in mind to make? 

Frosty The Lucky.

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