Thermal cycling with a forge?
So it came up in a different thread that Aldos 1084 requires thermal cycling before the final HT quench. I was previously under the belief that 1084 was recommended for backyard heat treatment because soak times were not required. Now I'm a bit confused.
I do stock removal. I use a homemade 2 brick forge. I want to do my own HT.
Can I attempt a thermal cycle by eye? Do I do away with the long soaks and just heat and air cool a few times? Has anyone had success with Aldos 1084 without thermal cycle?
I didn't find the right solution from the Internet.
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