Here we go again then..
Starting with the usual 1095 /15n20 combo two billets were made.
1 using a 1to1 stacking the other 2to2 stacking.
The strips were cut laboriously with a grinder from 3mm sheet to 75mmx35mm plates.
These were then stacked 24fold.
2 of these were created.
It was at this point i realised i had no flux.
Big Oh No moment. Too late now so i carried on. Nothing like a fluxless forgeweld in a coke forge to test the cleanliness of your fire.
The first went fine. The second. Well we lost 3 layers. Im sure this was between two stacked layers of 15n20. So the now 24layer and 21 layer were forged to a 25mm hex and twisted 5 turns before being forged back squared and drawn out to 17mm.
Before being surface ground nice smooth and square. (and lazily).
A bar of 52100 ball bearing casing was also drawn out and ground at this time.
Still not enough material.
Cue el monstrous chainus...