Color-case-hardened Starrett tools?
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    I have a Starrett #64 indicator holder bar that has fancy rainbow color case hardening patterns all over it. Did Starrett ever do this to any tools or is this more likely something an owner did to his tools? I only ask because I don't care for it and was going to polish it off, but if it's uncommon I might live with it or pass it on to someone else. It has a prior owners name etched into it (James R. Phillips) and one spot of the coloring wore off too.

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    Many Starrett tools had color case-hardening from the factory.

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    Quote Originally Posted by awander View Post
    Many Starrett tools had color case-hardening from the factory.
    Ok, So it isn't some rarity that I'll be chastised over ruining. I had never seen one like it before. It's "pretty" but stands out like a sore thumb against all the other black and silver Starrett I've got.

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    Sorry guys, looks like this has been discussed before:
    How to replicate the old "Flame Hardened" finish on a Starrett jack screw

    My search engine's running a little rough today...


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