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more on Colored Case Hardening


Remember Buck was going to make his own case hardened tools using peach pits? He showed me the final product. I was intrigued by the bluish rainbows playing across the little pieces. I was even more impressed that he made the pieces himself like an old-time blacksmith! Who does that anymore? When I think of my […]

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Cyanide from Fruit Pits


A guy I know, Buck, is collecting fruit pits from peaches, nectarines, plums, etc. I didn’t imagine him to be the craft-making type, so my curiosity pried him for more information. The deeper I dug the more fascinated I was. Why? To make a colored case hardening. What is that? This is and old-style predecessor of […]

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