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Off Topic Interesting accident...

Discussion in 'Shop Talk - BladeSmith Questions and Answers' started by A.McPherson, May 15, 2019.

  1. A.McPherson

    A.McPherson KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jan 27, 2012
    So I was practicing some forging the other day and I dropped the piece I was working on into my vertical forge.

    So I just left it and moved on to another project.

    Well I retrieved it today and here’s what I found.

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    The piece is completely covered in what I’m guessing is forge scale, and it is super shiny and even looks like it welded together at the little swirly bit!

    [​IMG]

    I know it’s not really knife making related but I though it was interesting enough to share...
     
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  2. JTknives

    JTknives Blade Heat Treating www.jarodtodd.com Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jun 11, 2006
    Is it flux (borax)?
     
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  3. Lieblad

    Lieblad

    Jul 24, 2015
    Thats interesting, Almost like scale melted to an enamel like glaze.
    I wonder how rich/lean your forge burns, Maybe thats part of the glossy effect ?
     
  4. GoldSkula

    GoldSkula

    134
    Jun 14, 2018
    I assume you are using a propane forge?
     
  5. A.McPherson

    A.McPherson KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jan 27, 2012
    Yep, it’s a propane forge.

    I don’t know if it’s flux or not. I’ve used flux in the forge before, but the floor is made outta cat litter, so I don’t think it’s flux, but it could be.

    It was running pretty neutral at the time..
     

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