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two wrongs don’t make a right.
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I did a science!
I kept hearing that wood fired do not reach temps high enough to melt aluminium, let alone high enough to temper steel. So a tree, which was damaged by arson two years back, fell down and we are having to cut it up for burning. Our pile was staked and lit.
The metal bar you see is A36 rebar at 1/4th inch. The pictures do not portray the actual colors or contrasts present. The color was red, on the verge of orange, meaning the steel had reached a temperature of 850c. (1,650F)!
The oak was very dry and a little burn to begin with, and there was no additional air supply other than a gentle breeze.
The softness of the steel was similar to room temperature lead of the same volume. I did not realize that steel of this color would be as hard as it was. BUT, by jimmy-rigged anvil was the cool edge of the same log that was burning, so the 750g hammer I was using may not have given me a true feedback that a steel anvil would have.
I fucking love blacksmithing.
oak wood fire; 850c / 1,650f
time to heat up steel from room temp; 10 min
softness/ assumed yield strength : 17,000kg/cm^2 (about the same as room temp zinc, which is what pennies are now)
why I do not trust the police;
- they are paid by the state, with tax payer money, but are not elected
- they enforce laws that the populous does not vote on or have a real choice in
- those laws largely are designed to get revenue for the state or to protect large businesses
- because America has a rich elite who control everything (political, legal and material) because America is a representative republic, not a democracy
- they can be convicted rapists or otherwise violent felons, but because they serve the state they can be legally armed with weapons that are illegal to law abiding citizens (fully automatic rifles, certain shotguns and semi auto-rifles with magazines that are illegal in many states)
- they police themselves, with no real third party oversight or accountability to citizens
- not all police are asshole, those are the minority; but that minority is not very small.
via personal experience;
- the police solve very few crimes that occur in poverty stricken areas
- most police are more concerned with their pay check
- questioning the ethic of their job is often answered with “I’m just doing my job” or “I’m just a regular guy” (ps - people who can shoot others with little oversight are not regular people)
- they are very cultish and protective of their fellow police officers, even if they did something illegal or immoral
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