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Jump to: navigation, search This article is about the factory that makes castings of metal. ... For other uses of crucible, see Crucible (disambiguation) Categories: Alchemical apparatus ... The term refractory can refer to multiple things: A refractory clergyman is one who refused to swear an oath to the French Revolution-era French state under the Civil Constitution of the Clergy. ... Jump to: navigation, search // Definition Investment or investing is a term with several closely-related meanings in finance and economics. ...

Forge Work

A blacksmith working iron with a hammer and anvil An anvil, with a grooved Hardy in place An anvil is a manufacturing tool, made of a hard and massive block of stone or metal used as a support for hammering or chiseling other objects. ... Jump to: navigation, search A blacksmiths forge The forge or smithy is the workplace of a smith or a blacksmith. ... The word anneal has several meanings: In metallurgy and materials science annealing is a heat treatment wherein the microstructure of a material is altered, causing changes in its properties such as strength and hardness. ... A furnace is a device for heating air or any other fluid. ...

Blade Craft

  • Tang


  • Arc Welding
  • MIG Welding
  • TIG Welding
  • Acetylene Welding

Jump to: navigation, search The chemical compound acetylene, also called ethyne, was discovered in 1836 by Edmund Davy, in England; its chemical formula is C2H2 and its structure is: Acetylene is a colorless and extremely flammable gas at standard temperature and pressure. ...

Shop Work/Tools

Jump to: navigation, search This article is about a lathe as a tool. ... Hand held A bit and brace, a hand-powered drill. ... A shaper is a machine tool used for shaping metal and other materials. ... In physics and mechanics, shear refers to a deformation that causes parallel surfaces to slide past one another (as opposed to compression and tension, which cause parallel surfaces to move towards or away from one another). ... Jump to: navigation, search Bender can mean Bender - an older name for Tighina, Moldova. ...


  • Points(of carbon)
  • Ductile
  • Mallible
  • Hardness
  • Hardenanbility
  • Air Hardening
  • Water Hardening
  • Oil Hardening
  • Work Harden
  • Case Harden
  • Brittle Failure
  • Grain Size
  • Grain Orientation

In materials science, hardness is the characteristic of a solid material expressing its resistance to permanent deformation. ...


The pinnacle of New Yorks Chrysler Building is clad with stainless steel In metallurgy, stainless steel (inox) is defined as a ferrous alloy with a minimum of 10. ... Tool steel refers to a variety of carbon and alloy steels that are particularly well-suited to be made into tools. ...


  • Draw
  • Hand Scrape (flatness)
  • Pitch
  • Rivit
  • Blue Brittle
  • Etch
  • Peen


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