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Forum topic by GMman posted 09-17-2009 01:36 AM 800 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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#1 posted 09-17-2009 01:57 AM

I wonder why he says the burning isn’t a big deal?

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#2 posted 09-17-2009 05:02 AM

thanks for the link GM

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#3 posted 09-17-2009 02:09 PM

The blue color on HSS tools is not a big deal because the temperature at which HSS anneals (softens) is much hiigher than a blue color. HSS has to get red before the heat treatment is affected. On carbon steel tools a blue color will anneal the steel and is to be avoided.

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#4 posted 09-17-2009 03:00 PM

Your welcome Jim.
I dont turn but it maybe helpful for some turners.

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#5 posted 09-18-2009 01:10 AM

Thanks, Is there any easy way to tell which kind of steel a tool is?

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#6 posted 09-18-2009 06:35 AM

I just watched a podcast that gives a great lesson on sharpening turning tools. In the video, he showed how a HSS tool throws an orange spark very controlled straight down from the grinder. The carbon steel throws erratic yellow sparks. I found the podcasts on the woodsmith website. They have been great. They are quite long and there are 20 or so to look at.

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#7 posted 09-18-2009 09:25 AM

That should do it :-)) Thanks I get the magazine but haven’t taken the time to go to their site, guess I’d better!!

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#8 posted 09-18-2009 09:33 AM

Shawn, I just went to woodsmith.com. I found a lot of pdf stuff but no videos. do you have link, thanks.

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