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How to Anneal Copper
Annealing copper makes it softer and less brittle, which allows you to bend it without breaking it. This malleability allows you to hammer and mold the copper into any shape you wish without cracking the metal. You can anneal any grade and thickness of copper as long as you have a flame that can transmit enough heat to the metal. The most straightforward way to anneal copper is by
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7-07-2021, 05:30
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How to Build a Metal Melting Furnace for Casting
If you want to cast metal into different shapes, you need to have a furnace that gets hot enough to melt the metal. While you can buy premade furnaces, you can also make your own using an insulated garbage can. Start by cutting the garbage can down to size and lining it with heat-resistant insulation. Once you have the furnace built, insulate the lid so it retains heat and vents
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1-06-2021, 16:30
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How to Oxidize Copper
If you want to add a rustic or antique look to copper jewelry or household items, add a patina to copper by oxidizing the copper yourself without buying an expensive kit from the crafts store. These methods can age copper to a darker brown, or create a more noticeable green or greenish-blue patina. Each method produces slightly different appearances, so feel free to experiment with
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22-02-2021, 16:20
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How to Cast Brass
Brass is made by combining copper and zinc at high temperatures. Brass can be cast into many things like house numbers, door knobs etc. It can be a bit of a complex process to melt the brass, but casting it isn't too difficult. You just need some instruction.
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30-12-2020, 19:50
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How to Build a Propane Blacksmith Forge
In the workplace, metal is only as good as its temper. A forge allows the craftsman to change properties of metal such as its hardness, shape, and strength as a project dictates. There are several ways to accomplish this kind of metal work, but for the DIYer, a propane forge is the cleanest. This article is how to construct a general propane-fired metalworking forge for whatever your
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How to Melt Copper
Copper is a transition metal that readily conducts heat and electricity, making it a valuable substance in the construction of numerous items. Copper is melted either as ingots for storage or sale, or for casting another object, such as jewelry.
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How to Melt Aluminum
Aluminum is one of the most heavily used metals in modern manufacturing. Its durability and plasticity make it an ideal material for multiple functions. Because of this, aluminum is a great metal for DIY forging. With the right information and materials, forging aluminum can be a fun hobby or a source of extra income.