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Working and shaping metals with hand tools or machines to create sculptures, jewelry, functional pieces and more.

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What are these blue spots on a AISI 301 steel plate?

Below is a 150x microscope view of a 301 steel plate. It is covered by this type of small blue spots. It appeared after the steel had been treated at 400°C. The subcontractor thinks that the steel was ...
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Is there a way to make a U-bend using a Hossfeld type bender?

I want to make the following bend in 3/16" or 1/4" x 1.5" steel flat stock: The problem is that on most bench type benders, I don't think you can do two opposing bends like this. I ...