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Re: [T3] ACK! What did I do????


What exactly is the benefit of annealing copper0w Original Message -----
From: Jim Adney <jadney@vwtype3.org>
To: <type3@vwtype3.org>
Sent: Tuesday, July 27, 1999 7:26 PM
Subject: Re: [T3] ACK! What did I do????


> On 27 Jul 99, at 9:44, Michael Geurink wrote:
>
> > Procedure is actually kind of fun.  I string them on a coat hanger &
heat'em
> > up cherry red with a nicely balanced oxy-acetylene flame.  (Wouldn't
want to
> > be adding unnecessary carbon.)  I hold them at that temperature for
about 30
> > seconds before dropping them in a bucket of water.
>
> Annealing copper takes no time, just get to the temp (just barely
> glowing is MORE than hot enough for copper) and for astonishingly
> beautiful results drop them in alcohol without allowing them to cool
> at all.
>
> Jim
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