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Old 06-11-2002, 08:49 AM
Raymond Richard
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Time For "IDENTIFY THIS STEEL"


I was given several pieces of 7/16" round bar that had come from older cars. These bars were used to hold up the hood. I'm sure its a 10 series steel but not sure which one. Sure would like to find out what I've got. It gets hard, has a high carbon spark, and moves pretty easy under the hammer....Ray
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Old 06-11-2002, 11:22 AM
Raymond Richard
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Stay up there this time.........
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Old 06-11-2002, 12:00 PM
Sweany
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1050? does it spark like a jack handle?
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Old 06-11-2002, 12:32 PM
MaxTheKnife
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My guess is 1050 Ray. It's readily available and very cheap. Forge a knife from it and test the edge to see how it goes. Let us know and we can all go to the junk yard and get our very own carhoodpropsteel for knives. Sounds like it would be just about right for neck knives.
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Old 06-11-2002, 01:24 PM
Colin KC
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Or twist 6 or seven of them up...


of course, all the prospective "hood hunters" will curse you all whilst rubbing their sore heads :
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Old 06-11-2002, 03:56 PM
Smedley Soapstone
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After the spark test with unknowns I forge a small piece, quench about 1-2" in water, test with a file to see if it hardens.
What I hate is when a piece of mild steel turns out to be hotrolled 1084 or something else that eats all the teeth our of my cutoff saw, $14 gone in about 10 seconds.
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Old 06-11-2002, 04:10 PM
Ned Fig
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I was under the impression that these were in the range of 1070.

You can also use the rod that is in the shocks and struts of your vehicles. My truck is fixin to need shocks, I will find out then.


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