NorrinRadd
Had a friend give me a saw blade. I'm thinking it's L-6 steel or am I wrong? Should be good where it's flat right? First time I've gotten one of these, 24"across.

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Skarzs the Cave Troll
From what I know, saw blades are supposed to be L6. Might as well test quench a bit off of it, though, just to be sure. (And if you try Damascus, be sure to work it hot. Nothing below a low orange. Better safe than sorry.)
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jmccustomknives
I love the ones like that, with the brazed on teeth.  They may be L-6 or a similar alloy.  Make a Damascus billet with that blade and some 1095, talk about pop.  Makes a great blade too by itself.  Heat to nonmagnetic, quench in oil.  Temper at 375-400, a big blade does well with a soft back draw.

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Greg A
Thats a pretty wicked piece of steel. How thick is that blade?
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NorrinRadd
I think it's about a 1/4" might actually be 5/16" I'll have to measure it.
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Skarzs the Cave Troll
Ooh, that thick? Awesome. 
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jmccustomknives
Most of these blades I've gotten that size, in fact all of them are around 3/16" thick.  The thickest I've ever seen was a little over 1/4" and it was 6ft in diameter.  I just use stock removal on them unless making Damascus, it just isn't worth the extra effort to forge them.

Rule #10;  "I can make that" translates to; "I'm to cheap to buy it new."

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NorrinRadd
Yup JMC is right, 3/16". I guess it seemed a little thicker because it has some weight to it.
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Skarzs the Cave Troll
Still, that'll make some good sized blades.
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Dustin Stephens
Nice find!  Id hate to be around with it decided to change its shape [biggrin]
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