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Should I Re-do The Foil?

Discussion in 'Heat Treating' started by krash-bang, Apr 7, 2019.

  1. krash-bang

    krash-bang Active Member

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    Hi everybody, last week I was doing a HT on a knife I am working on when suddenly the power went out. I had my blade in the kiln and I was just about at temp when it happened. I just let the blade cool off slowly in the kiln. I had my blade double wrapped with stainless foil like I always do. I'm wondering if I can just fire up the kiln and heat treat in that pouch even though it has been heated already. I haven't opened the pouch or even touched it. What do you think?

    Thanks
     
  2. ToddR

    ToddR Putterer, Tinkerer, Waster of Time Staff Member

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    I'm sorry I only use carbon steel (no need for foil really) so I can't help. But I'm curious about what kind of steel you're talking about.
     
  3. krash-bang

    krash-bang Active Member

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    CPM154
     
  4. krash-bang

    krash-bang Active Member

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    I went ahead and did the ht the way it was. I was worrying for nothing, it turned out great.
     
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  5. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker Best Shop Tool

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    I have reused foil once in a pinch. As long as it stays sealed it's okay.
     

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