Thread: Surface coatings
4th Sep 2015, 07:20 PM #1Most Valued Member
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I have seen some pics surface coatings on forged items but sadly could not find details of same .The surface coating appears to be a black finish and is satin type finish.
I found tips about beeswax and linseed oil and applied it to my fabbed tongs ( yes I know its not very blacksmith like -ecetera )- but I have an anvil, but no forge as yet)
I am looking for that black durable finish but obviously an ingredient is missing. I have read about plumbago in a black smith forum but Google says plumbago is a bloody flower. How to I get from flower to blackened tools ?
The pic shows the beeswax and linseed coating which when dry seems a fairly good as a rust preventative ,being left out in the dew- didn't start to rust as other bare steel does.
Would quenching in oil do it - like a blueing effect. If so, what sort of oil? beeswax and linseed coated tongs.JPG and I can beeswax over it.?
Still, I would like to more blackening so the shiny bits don't show.- if any body has knowledge or can direct me to a link -thank you
Your knowledge and assistance on this subject will be appreciated.
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