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Old 07-15-2005, 07:44 PM
MCirelli MCirelli is offline
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Location: Ellwod City, PA
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Yellow golds and fine gold can be quenched. Don't over heat more heat is not better. Repeated annealings will make it softer. Silver wire should be quenced to stop crystal growth in the metal. White gold should never be quenched. It will make the metal structure brittle and crack.
If your useing an ingot mold the adjustable type with the C clamp. Wipe it down with oil 3in1 or something like that on the inside before you pour your ingot. Heat the mold, melt and pour.
I know the oil doesn't sound right but it works, you get a perfect ingot every time and clean.
Mike Cirelli
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