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Workshop scissors

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I have just completed my first scissors as a practice, I intend to make more but out of pattern welded steel. Those were forged from 2 grade 12.9 counter sunk bolts. At start I had forged and partly ground the taper the wrong way but was able to correct the mistake

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I have removed the thread as this is bad for cold shuts and removed the tapered head for ease of forging as well

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Cool. I like to collect the grade 5 and 8 grade bolts for blacksmithing, when I find them cheap, but I never thought of making scissors out of them.

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Brilliant sir, well done!  What was your heat treat process for the blades?

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So far I havent heat treated it at all, What ever sort of steel it is is fairly hard just from air cooling and I suppose the lack of mass lets it cool quickly as well. I will probably do a heat treat that will be just the usual non magnetic and temp to a dark blue or some thing that can be filed

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Mr NZ, that is a lovely piece of practical forge work. The scissors look comfortable to hold.

Well done …. and cheers from across the 'dutch'.

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Cheers back at ya Ausfire from across the Deetch LOL I wont try quoting as with my clumsy keyboard skills getting me in trouble with the Mods

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