Hello fella’s, I would like to ask a question that hopefully someone can help me with. I want to make a slick for my boatbuilding project I am going to finally get going on as soon as my wife is satisfied with her(our) furniture.
I have some perfectly sized pieces of spring steel, which is new, that I would like to use to make a 3” slick. My question is, would spring steel, which I was told was 5160 (?) steel, make a good chisel (slick)? If so, what should I be aware of as far as tempering, quenching, etc…? I have already ground a 30 degree bevel on it, very slowly with a bucket of cold water beside the grinder to keep it cool and I did it a very little at a time and at no time did the steel ever become too hot to touch with my bare fingers. The bevel, which is still in the rough, was the easy part but I figured I would ask about the suitability of the material before going on with the shaping and drilling and tapping for the handle.
Thanks in advance for any advice.
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