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Old 08-31-2017, 12:52 PM
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Made me laugh! Looks like how I've treated some of the rookies around work.
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I total disagree with him.. I still prefer my mix..

To bad all you guys are so far away as I could show you the difference and it's drastic..
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This is a little of topic but the flux of choice in making Damascus steel for knives (in my neck of the woods anyway) is kerosene. Soak the layered billet before forging. Works great and you don't have molten borax all over the shop.
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This is a little of topic but the flux of choice in making Damascus steel for knives (in my neck of the woods anyway) is kerosene. Soak the layered billet before forging. Works great and you don't have molten borax all over the shop.
Some say WD40..

If you are starting with clean materials and pickled plate sheared to size go for it..

Being old as the hills I use welding flux even welding wrought iron.. I don't care what everybody else is doing as I see lots of nonsense now with so called experts promoting crazy notitions to newb's..

There is nothing wrong with welding flux.. If you watch the new 360 video I posted on the channel you can see just how clean the metal is with the flux I make..

What is being promoted as being an O2 limiter as it's strongest argument for use.. In truth the ability for the scale to be melted at a lower temperature for me is the most important and the ability for the flux to carry away this liquified iron oxide is next..

I'm sure as you have seen oxidized welding flux is just nasty stuff which is a pain to remove but done right it's all really simple and should be part of a good smiths skill set..

Just forged up some new billet out of wrought iron, carbonized wrought, 15n20 and 1085.. Just for some hammer time..

Last weekend I made some more out of some bigger sections forged down by hand... Fluxes become more important with metals that are not cleaned on the grinder and when your working at the forge, YOU are working at the forge.. Not the grinder..

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