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Question on annealing
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Dave Smith    Posted 11-27-2004 at 08:39:46       [Reply]  [Send Email]
How do you anneal copper? Is it the same as brass, heat and quench?
Dave <*)))><


Fawteen    Posted 11-27-2004 at 08:45:49       [Reply]  [No Email]
According to these folks, that's how it's done:


Thanks Fawteen    Posted 11-27-2004 at 09:00:32       [Reply]  [Send Email]
That is what I thought but wasen't sure. That looks like a good site to explore, Thanks for that to.
Dave <*)))><


Fawteen    Posted 11-27-2004 at 09:05:17       [Reply]  [No Email]
No chahge. Had me curious too.

I learnt how to anneal aluminum by accident. Channel surfing one night, happened by that obnoxious Jesse James murdersickel show. Normally, I wouldn't watch that big-mouthed jerk if ya held a gun to my head, but he was doing some NEAT stuff with aluminum and an "english wheel" shaping a tank. He annealed the aluminum by heating it with a really dirty oxy-acetylene flame, so fuel-rich that it left a coat of soot all over the aluminum. After he did that, he could bend 1/8th inch aluminum plate by hand.

Got me some wicked curious, so I went out to the shop and tried it. Worked some old slick. Heated up a piece of 1/8" about 1" wide and 6" long and then formed it into a bracket to go around a 1" handlebar tube. Wouldn'ta believed it if I hadden'ta done it myself.


Dave Smith    Posted 11-27-2004 at 14:52:35       [Reply]  [Send Email]
The guy is a jerk, But he is also a artist wlth some strange tastes.
Dave <*)))><


Fawteen    Posted 11-27-2004 at 14:55:50       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yup.

Two of my grandsons are fascinated by the American Chopper/Orange County Choppers show.

I asked them if they really think anybody would stay in business with all that bickering all the time, or if it's just BS for the camera.

And if it's BS for the camera, whatinhell is so entertaining about it? And they build ugly bikes too...


Bob    Posted 11-27-2004 at 11:49:16       [Reply]  [No Email]
That's ABSOLUTELY UNBELIEVEABLE!

I never knew there was ANY educational value to that show!


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