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    JoelMercier replied to the thread XC130 Steel discussion.
    Mostly polishing. Just one very short dip in 1:7 diluted ferric.
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    JoelMercier replied to the thread XC130 Steel discussion.
    I also agree with Mike about hamon activity. The "shallowest" hardening steels will produce the best hamon activity. The best hamon...
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    JoelMercier replied to the thread XC130 Steel discussion.
    More carbon doesn't always mean better as quenched hardness. You'll get a peak in hardness at around 0.92% if I remember well. From...
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    JoelMercier replied to the thread Off Topic.
    The average loss in transmission in the US is 5%. I find that reasonable enough. Long distance transmission with a reasonable loss has...
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    JoelMercier replied to the thread Off Topic.
    Those were tough as nails but sucked 6 times more electricity, if not more :D
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    JoelMercier updated their status.
    In search of incredibly sharp...
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    JoelMercier replied to the thread Off Topic.
    I live in Ste-angèle-De-Laval. It's 10 minutes from Trois-Rivières! Funny story btw!
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    JoelMercier replied to the thread First attempt.
    According to lab tests, 26c3 has about the same toughness at 63hrc than O1 at 59. So I don't think it would be a problem. I also HT my...
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    Takefu Suminagashi SPG2 core 31 layer steel 3 normalising cycles Heat treated from 1110c into 50c Houghton Q oil 2 x 2 hours tempering...
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    JoelMercier replied to the thread First attempt.
    That makes perfect sense. I'll try a bevel set and post a pic. Thank you guys!
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    JoelMercier reacted to Bruno's post in the thread First attempt with Like.
    What I do in situations like this is set a bevel, figure out where the high spots are, and put on a 220 belt and remove metal in those...
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    JoelMercier replied to the thread First attempt.
    Done some #220 clean-up on the profile and the grinds. There's a small dip in the grind on one side that we can see from a certain angle...
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    JoelMercier replied to the thread First attempt.
    Thanks! Though hardness will be approximated for this one. The wrought probably sucked some carbon out of the core. I'll temper at 400f
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    Looking good. I would go for 61, not 63. That is generally considered much too hard
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    JoelMercier replied to the thread First attempt.
    It so far held up good! It's currently in the tempering oven. I'm shooting for 63hrc. I'll adjust if it's too hard I guess...
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