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Making powdered metal

jimmyjo Oct 7, 2019

  1. jimmyjo

    jimmyjo Brigade Member Brigade Member

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    It seems way too easy but can I use grinder leftovers to make powder for canister Damascus?
     
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  2. crogers

    crogers Magnus advocatus diaboli Super Moderator Brigade Member

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    Well, logically you can, BUTT*, it will be mixed with a bunch of grinder grit, wood dust and assorted crap. You can probably separate it with a magnet and only use the stuff that's magnetic. Of course, that won't work with some of the stainless....
     
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  3. jimmyjo

    jimmyjo Brigade Member Brigade Member

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    So much for my powder metal business.
     
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    crogers Magnus advocatus diaboli Super Moderator Brigade Member

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    Well, ya can't blame a feller fer trying.... :idunno:
     
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  5. rock3r4life

    rock3r4life Sir shtablington

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    Oohh maybe you should buy a Ninja blender; as you can learn from ninja movies a ninja sword can usually cut other swords, so blend a nice bit rod of steel to melt together afterwards. :trooper:
     
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  6. rock3r4life

    rock3r4life Sir shtablington

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    You know the we have evolved from the NEED for Damascus, purely cosmetic now even though that used to be the only way to make a clean hunk of steel. You could also argue that a good clean monosteel > a potential mishmash.
     
  7. Pinoy Knife

    Pinoy Knife JDBA4L JDBA Official Member

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    Hate to be "that guy" but the truth is that the lamination layers of Damascus are more flexible, and provide a micro abrasive cutting edge.
    not purely "for looks" this subject has been brought up a lot among "Forgers" saying that monosteel works just as well .
    common misunderstood thing. but if you look it up from the serious "Professional" damascus makers you will find the truth.
    not trying to shit on your info but you should really look into things before going public with an Opinion instead of a fact...
     
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  8. rock3r4life

    rock3r4life Sir shtablington

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    Very true, just with this market the way it is it can be extremely difficult to find a smith who actually does a proper job. Hence my taste in a good monosteel, as the likelihood of good Metallurgy is greater.
     
  9. Pinoy Knife

    Pinoy Knife JDBA4L JDBA Official Member

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    that is fair.
    there are a few professionals that make it for a living and guarantee flaw free steel.
     

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