Central Virginia Woodturners

a registered chapter of the American Association of Woodturners

Lanny Campbell on Heat Treating Tools
AKA "Shade Tree Metallurgy"

Lanny gave us a fine big multi-page handout. It is below the pictures in pdf form, first as individual pages, then all as one file at the bottom. The book he had with the color chart of tempering is A Blacksmithing Primer by Randy McDaniel, ISBN 0-9662589-1-6

page with forging and tempering colors from the book

the bar Lanny tempered, showing the fine color progression

Lanny's Talking Points for Shade Tree Metallurgy
Heat Treating Data
Carbon Content for Various Uses
Heat Ranges
Junkyard Steels
Spark Patterns


Whole Handout