I ended up with two flames side by side, with the blade or spring in between, for more even heat in heat treating.
Ooooo... I started out with 1" and found it too small. :/
One thing about electric blower types, they are cheap and easy to modify and still work as good as the last design. ;)
Sure enough. :) Stoichiometry.
I taught myself that in the 9th grade in the quest to make better firecrackers and bottle rockets. Didn't know what it was called until later tho. ;)
Is the T-Rex burner naturally aspirated?
A guy could spend a year making his own naturally aspirated burner set up and still not have it as good as a damn store bought. :( (??)
How much $ are they?
Me neither! It's just that files along with a spark test and a few books has been enough, at least so far. ;)
There's four basic types of stainless steel, who knows which one you had? ;)
As good a name for it as any. ;)
Can you afford to throw in a foot of 52100? ;) Just posibly the best dangged knife steel a forger can get (easily) and work it too. :) 50100-B (W7) would be right in there too, but too hard to come by. :/
For forge-welded and multi-folded knife steel... What do you guys think of files (1.22% carbon steel) sandwiched in between layers of 8670-modified, non-carbide-tipped throw-away circular saw blades? :)
Alvin in AZ