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Old January 03, 2018, 14:01   #38
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Wouldn't a long tempering period between 500 and 600 reduce the brittleness while still maintaining the hardness? I know when I am making springs, the tempering time, as well as the temperature, is key to get the spring to perform correctly. Too short and the metal is very brittle and prone to breakage.

Of course this would require you for figure out if you could use your forge to hold the correct temperature or if you would need a separate tempering oven.
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