Hank Rearden
I was out junking with my wife last weekend and came across this book "Tool Steel Simplified" completely revised world's best-selling Handbook of the modern practice for the man who makes tools and dies, and it's by the carpenter Steel company of Reading Pennsylvania. Here's a quick pre-review. My grandfather would hit me in the head for using that grammar. The book breaks down tool steel from an engineering aspect but also from the practical users aspect. As I read through it I plan on posting some of what I learned from it. The spark test is unlike other spark test that I've seen online as well as heat treating, manufacturer problems with Manufacturing at the mills and so on. A plethora of information so for the finishing pre-review as I review it, I will post what I learned in the proper categories on the forum. I think you guys will find it interesting.

So Tonight it's in the mid twenties outside.  I have a fire going. A cold beer and chips beside me and I'm going to start reading the book.  There's 595 pages and some of the information doesn't apply today and I'm going to skip it.  Also, I'm only going to include information that I understand as relevant to the forum.  I'm no expert in this field and I'm learning as I share what I read.  So if you have questions or anything to add please comment.  If more information is available; I'll research it and post what I find. 

I'll post periodically over the next few months as I get time. I don't want to violate anyone's copyrights. Not sure they apply still. But... So I'll use my words to convey the ideas. That said, technical information and definitions will be verbatim. 

I mention this because several copies of this book is available on eBay from 5 to 30 bucks if anyone is interested in picking up a copy.

I'll post in the appropriate category on the forum based on topic. What I'll do is provide a link for easy reference in this thread. This way as I complete topics you'll be able to follow along easily. I'll also add a link from the topic back to this thread.
So I'm going to start at Part 4. This includes chapters 16 through 23. in no particular order. I'm letting my "A.D.D." lead the way.

Chapter 16.  The relation of design to Heat treatment.
Chapter 17.  The hot acid test
Chapter 18.  Timbre and hardenability tests
Chapter 19.  Spark Tests.
Chapter 20.  Furnace atmosphere
Chapter 21.  The time required to heat tool steel
Chapter 22.  Quenching and tempering.
chapter 23.   Trouble shooting


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Skarzs the Cave Troll
Looking forward to seeing that information.
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ggraham
will you have a common subject heading so we can follow along??
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Hank Rearden
I can do that. ggraham
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Yves
Interested. Thanks for the work.
The alternative to getting old is not interesting.
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ggraham
Thanks Hank.

ggraham (George)
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