I was just wondering if key-steel would be appropriate for
making chasing tools?
If You mean “Key Stock” , it can be used although most of it is low
carbon steel. Is it a high carbon steel?
A type of keystock referred to as " Half Hard" can be used to good
effect . It is a tempered high carbon steel keystock. I have a
little left over from a former life as a millwright.
I have found some hardened high carbon steel wire available at Model
Airplane hobby shops. This is hard spring tempered and must be cut
with an abrasive wheel or notched on a grinder and broken.
This material comes 36 " long and in diameters from small wire gauge
to 1/ 4". The prices are from $ 1 to $ 3 per 36" stick .
The name on the tags read " K & S Engineering Chicago , IL. Stock #
507 " . While You are in a Model Airplane Shop take some time and look
around . There are many items which can be adapted for use by
I hope that this helps Gwaai.
ROBB - Retired Old Baby Boomer