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shop time [Jun. 30th, 2011|10:42 pm]
Doug Ayen
Got some shop time in today, just cleaned a bit and set up some wrought iron to be made into blister/shear steel. Nothing special, just wrought hammered thin, put in a (mostly) sealed crucible with my secret mix of graphite, bone charcoal, and charcoal powder. Always leave a weep hole unless you want to rebuild your workshop.

Bake at a low red heat for a very long time, and you should have blister steel. Weld that together and you have shear steel, one of the earliest forms of steel made.
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