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Tim Clarke
02-21-2005, 10:53 PM
I have a couple hunks of tool steel given to me by a friend. He says he swiped it from a place he worked at in the late 60's. He said it was a proprietary alloy called Seminole, but hasn't a clue what it compares to in modern terms. Any ideas, anyone?

Thanks, Tim

02-21-2005, 11:22 PM
This may help:


Barry Milton

02-22-2005, 02:01 AM

Sound like a hardened Indian to me... http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//tongue.gif http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//rolleyes.gif http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif

02-22-2005, 10:49 AM
Up here in Canada we know a bit bout indians. I heard them seminoles like to live in the swamps of florida wrassle women and alligators and make a foul tasting shine that frequently causes madness and blindness.

Peter S
02-24-2005, 06:17 AM
Atlas used alot of what I imagine are Indian names for their toolsteels, eg Iroquois, Red Indian, Seneca, Hodi, Mohican, Powhatan, Chippewa, Sioux are some I see in my old Atlas handbook.
But I can't see Seminole.

John Stevenson
02-24-2005, 06:21 AM
I thought it was coursely ground wheat.
Mind you if Thrud's sister cooked it it would be hard.

Now there's a brilliant idea bake your own TMCG inserts.

John S.

Allan Waterfall
02-24-2005, 06:24 AM
Ha...semolina and treacle. Yum Yum.