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  • #22756
    Steve Follis
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    There is a bit of discussion going on about Steel, in conjunction with making the cutting iron for the Curved Soled Plane. I work at a Steel Mill, and have learned a lot over the past 6 years about Steel and it’s properties, I find it pretty fascinating.

    We have several Metalurgists on staff here, and they have always answered questions for me as they come up. Sometimes giving me more information than I was really seeking, but it is always good information. If anyone has any questions about Steel, types of Steel, or Steel properties, I would be more than happy to forward them to the Metalurgists and get some good answers for you.

    Memphis, Tennessee

    #22757
    Eddy Flynn
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    hey look people it looks like we’ve found our man who can sort our new irons for us lol

    Eddy .. Liverpool, Merseyside, UK
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    #22758
    Steve Follis
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    I will do what I can Eddy. Sandy has given some good information in another post, and like he says, there are lots of options. I will gladly seek some expert opinions and anyone’s behalf.

    Memphis, Tennessee

    #22759
    Eddy Flynn
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    i was thinking more like you are the best placed person to make us all one Steve Haha

    Eddy .. Liverpool, Merseyside, UK
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    #22760
    Steve Follis
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    Well, there’s that, lol. We do have a machine shop on sight, I could try to twist an arm…

    Memphis, Tennessee

    #22762
    Eddy Flynn
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    i like the way you think Steve 🙂

    Eddy .. Liverpool, Merseyside, UK
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    #22790
    markh
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    Hi Steve,
    Its good to know that you can still find Metallurgists (and steel mills!) around in Western countries. What type of steel does your firm make? – construction steel, sheet steel etc… If you make low alloy construction steel Eddy may have some difficulty keeping an edge on his iron!!!!
    I too hark from that breed of professionals although most of my experience is in the railway (railroad) industry (failure analysis and rail defect detection). The main problem when buying tool steels to use as “irons” is that it is hard to buy in small quantities. We are very rarely buying more than a few inches of the stuff at a time and the steel companies need us to buy 6 feet of it or more! Cheers, Markh (in Australia)

    #22835
    Steve Follis
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    Hey Mark

    We are a SBQ Mill, (Special Bar Quality) we make a lot of High Alloy grades for forgers. Crankshafts, bearings, gears, etc. as well as billets to be converted to seamless pipe for the gas and oil industry. We do not make any grades that would be considered Tool Steel.

    I am not the expert here, I run some of automated system and do my share of maintenance. It is a bit of a change for me after working 30 years as a Graphic Artist, but I have enjoyed the challenge.

    Memphis, Tennessee

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