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Carbon Content #8273484 05/22/21 07:54 PM
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I have some old files, how do you measure the carbon content?

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Re: Carbon Content [Re: Cool Mo D] #8273522 05/22/21 09:02 PM
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You really can't, when I buy files or rasps I heat treat them and quench them. I put them in a vice and hit them with a hammer if they break they will make a good knife. If the bend, they go in the trash. Some do a spark test but I'd rather be safe than sorry.

I normally just do the tail of the rasps and files, that way I won't take too much off the stock I'm going to use. I heat them in a gas forge to test them.

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Re: Carbon Content [Re: Cool Mo D] #8273530 05/22/21 09:18 PM
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Re: Carbon Content [Re: Cool Mo D] #8273584 05/22/21 10:31 PM
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Mike that's exactly how I do it, except I use my gas forge. My wife won't let me have a torch. roflmao

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Originally Posted by bjankowski
Mike that's exactly how I do it, except I use my gas forge. My wife won't let me have a torch. roflmao


I couldn't survive without my torch.


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