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Offline Strelets

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Re: Anyone mess with bronze?
« Reply #15 on: November 09, 2020, 12:06:31 pm »
Both brass and bronze work harden. If it's got too hard to work and you need to soften it, heat to red heat and immediately quench. It responds in the opposite way to quenching to steel, which hardens with rapid quenching.

Offline Hawkdancer

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Re: Anyone mess with bronze?
« Reply #16 on: November 10, 2020, 12:31:12 am »
Learn something new every day!  I was wondering about heating with an acetylene torch, don't have one, though.
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