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Making files from low carbon steel this is amazing

Discussion in 'Other Tools' started by Ryan Alexander, Sep 13, 2017.

  1. Ryan Alexander

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    I stumbled accrost these tis'morning, i'm blown away. I was always told files can't be re-created without modern machinery and with low carbon steel? IMPOSSIBLE! yet this proves me wrong.


    I've messed with black smithing a little, made a couple steel strikers and a knife but that's about it. I kinda want to make a foundry now lol
     
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    Red Yeti Coastal Wanderer Hobbyist Supporter Bushclass I

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    Wow, that is a great explanation! Thanks for posting this.
     
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    Awesome share this :dblthumb:

    Very interesting :)
     
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    He makes some quality videos. There are countless ways to carborize iron into steel. Wood charcoal or bone can be used as a carbon source, and you can refine iron in an open hearth charcoal forge. I have some friends that are REALLY into iron making and steel smelthing, and it blows me away what can be done with such simple tools and a lot of experimentation. Ive done a little experimenting with turning wrought iron into blister steel, and then forging the blister steel into shear steel. I did a small write up on it here if you care to take a look: https://www.iforgeiron.com/topic/34827-making-shear-steel-and-a-small-seax/


    Thank you for sharing the videos, they had not come up on my youtube.

    From my understanding files were originally hand cut with a chisel. it takes a steady hand and I ether saw a seminar or watched a video on it a few years back. I cant recall. I'd like to try it one day, perhaps when I'm older and have more free time.
     
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    Very interesting. Thanks for posting.
     
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