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Old 10-22-2018, 04:10 PM
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O1, as long as you don’t quench it, should stay somewhat soft. Try to be setup to do your bending as quick as possible, to avoid heating any more times than necessary.

When you are ready to harden it, have a METAL pail with your quench oil that’s big enough to hold the part, and move it around in the oil. Use long handled pliers, tongs, whatever, and wear leather gloves. It will flash a flame off the part, so quench quick and fully if at all possible. Try to go straight in lengthwise to minimize warping.

After it’s hardened, post heating for tempering can usually be done in a kitchen oven or toaster oven.

The temperature during tempering is what actually determines final hardness.


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