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Just an idle question
« on: May 14, 2020, 09:50:26 am »
I know that to harden carbon steel you have to heat it to non magnetic and then quench it. What happens if you heat a normalised piece of carbon steel to straw coloured and then quench it. Anything at all or would it still be as soft as ever?
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Re: Just an idle question
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2020, 11:06:27 am »
It won't harden, 1095 needs to be heated to over 1400 degrees then oil quenched before it will harden so a straw color is not hot enough. After hardening you can temper it to a straw color if you know what your doing.
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