Rebuilding the Flame

These last two weeks I’ve been working at Albion Swords in New Glarus, Wisconsin.  It has been a productive two weeks.  Albion recently promoted Matthew Schmitt to head cutler, so part of the focus was to help train Matt on techniques and processes.  Albion also hired several new artisans who participated in the training sessions.

Another goal was to build and install a new high temperature salt bath.  This is a critical piece of equipment that allows Albion to have very precise control over their heat-treat process.  After a successful test start, I was able to commission the new system for production use.

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Burners firing for the initial start-up
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Molten high temperature salt

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