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heat treatment upgrade [May. 3rd, 2012|03:19 pm]
Doug Ayen
I got so tired of the uncontrollable 1920s-era heat treat furnace I went and bought a programmable kiln controller, elements, and the other hardware necessary to convert it to electronic controls and power. This same equipment can be used for the larger sword-sized heat treat oven I want to make, so I should go pick up that water heater and get that set up as well. The parts arrived yesterday, so I have no more excuses, it's time to get precise with my heat treatment. No more eyeballing it, no more guessing at the temperature, no more hoping it's right this time. Well, in theory at least.

I'll be setting this up, I hope, over the weekend.