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tool steel

Postby Paul Thornton 2sheds » Fri Oct 02, 2015 3:27 pm

Hello!

Can anyone recommend a supplier of small amounts of tool steel via online maybe, here in the UK?
I am looking to try to make 6 or so small drawknives for working with the groups I run. Any hints as to what steel I should be looking for much appreciated too - confusing bunch of codes for a woodsman! I am not really looking to recycle any existing tools, files or whatever - too much cutting and shaping for a simple chap with a fear of metal in his peepers.

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Re: tool steel

Postby JermyB » Tue Oct 06, 2015 1:00 pm

Tool Steel is sometimes referred to as "Ground Flat Stock". Ebay comes up with a few hits if you looking for only small quantities. I think the standard BS4659 encompasses 01 tools steel but I'm not 100%
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Re: tool steel

Postby emjay » Tue Oct 06, 2015 8:42 pm

Also known as gauge plate
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Re: tool steel

Postby emjay » Wed Oct 07, 2015 7:53 pm

Google gauge plate. Lots of uk suppliers in the sizes you would need. About £14_£15 per 18 inch length and all the info' on heat treatment.
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Re: tool steel

Postby Paul Thornton 2sheds » Thu Oct 08, 2015 1:56 pm

thanks folks :D
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Re: tool steel

Postby SeanHellman » Sun Oct 18, 2015 8:52 pm

Paul, I know a bit late, but I often use Cromwells https://www.cromwell.co.uk/shop/160202/ground-flat-stock lots and lots of sizes.
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Re: tool steel

Postby Paul Thornton 2sheds » Tue Oct 20, 2015 2:48 pm

Thanks Sean,

I have the desire to make time, make friends with a bloke with a forge and make drawknives for my teaching/group use.
I do have an alternative option though if putting in funding bids ........ when are you going into production with those sweet little drawknives you had at spoonfest?

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