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Guide for manufacturing charcoal

Bob Patrick sent this in a while back, along with saying it was noteworthy and should be shared.  So here is the share! While the scale of this article is pretty large, the theory is sound and scales down if needed.  Just think…  almost no clinkers.. WOW!       …

Heat Treating

One-Page heat treating chart (PDF Format) I’m the type of person that needs to really understand something in order to work with it. I don’t like “black boxes.” When I first started blacksmithing, I had a very difficult time tempering metal – mainly because I didn’t have a clue what …

Iron Steel Temperature Chart

This IRON-STEEL TEMP CHART is not exactly a work of art, but it does bring together a wealth of information. Incandescent (glowing) and Iridescent (reflecting) heat colors and what they are good for, magnetic structures and temperatures, critical temperatures of carbon steel, and the various atomic structures of iron. All …