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I don't anticipate....
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Re: SB Steel? ()

david weaver
Anyone is going to work through that site and buy any of the steel and attempt to harden it (because of price), but I'd say that it's *not hard* to work with, but definitely a step more difficult than O1 in some respects due to the need to not heat any parts of it while working it and then the need to get another 400-500 degrees higher heat than O1.

But for someone who has the ability to generate 1850-2000 degrees of heat, it's there and accessible and is going in everything in my shop that it'll work in. I think that's about the thickness of the blade in LN's spokeshave, too.

Not directed at william - but anyone else who has never worked, hardened and tempered anything previously, it's not a good first choice, but a good choice after the first choice is mastered.

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