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Online Deerhunter21

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First heat treat! Great results!
« on: October 12, 2019, 09:03:43 pm »
Today i did my first heat treat. nothing special, just 4 hrs at 400 degrees Fahrenheit. The results were amazing! i could thin peices that i couldn't before and grainy stuff is now waxy. Its amazing!
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Offline Hawkdancer

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Re: First heat treat! Great results!
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2019, 10:15:18 pm »
Congratulations!  What method did yo use to heat?
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Re: First heat treat! Great results!
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2019, 08:39:29 am »
i put flakes on a tray and stuck it in the oven at 400deg F for 4 hrs, i went very basic.
"Only when the last tree has died and the last river been poisoned and the last fish been caught will we realise we cannot eat money." Cree Native-American Proverb

A amature practices untill he gets it right. A master practices untill he never gets it wrong.

Offline Outbackbob48

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Re: First heat treat! Great results!
« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2019, 10:47:54 am »
Very Basic until a stone with a little moisture blows the door apart on the wifes oven :o Bob

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Re: First heat treat! Great results!
« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2019, 12:02:22 pm »
yeah, i thought about that. I found a toaser oven for 1$ on craigslist. i dont expect too much but ill check it out.
"Only when the last tree has died and the last river been poisoned and the last fish been caught will we realise we cannot eat money." Cree Native-American Proverb

A amature practices untill he gets it right. A master practices untill he never gets it wrong.

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Re: First heat treat! Great results!
« Reply #5 on: October 14, 2019, 05:20:11 am »
I've been using a Black&Decker toaster oven for years for small pieces. It gets up to 550dg and I pick them up at the flea market for about $5
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Offline JEB

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Re: First heat treat! Great results!
« Reply #6 on: October 15, 2019, 03:03:39 pm »
Look for a turkey roaster at a yard sale. that is what I used with Lake Michigan beach sand.