Heat treating

Yesterday was a full day of heat treating. If you have ever wanted to see what that looks like. . . This photo montage is for you.

Reaching into the oven with my forging tongs.

Reaching into the oven with my forging tongs.

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Some times it takes a second or two to grab a blade properly

Some times it takes a second or two to grab a blade properly

Once you have it, you have to move very quickly.

Once you have it, you have to move very quickly.

Out of the oven.

Out of the oven.

And into. . .

And into. . .

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The quenching oil.

The quenching oil.

I slowed this one down so we could get photos of it.

I slowed this one down so we could get photos of it.

Fire is not needed, but it makes for a great photo, no?

Fire is not needed, but it makes for a great photo, no?

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And what they look like after.

And what they look like after.

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Just need to finish tempering now.

Just need to finish tempering now.

And Just because I can. . . And I like Fire!!

And Just because I can. . . And I like Fire!!