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Old Aug 23, 2003, 03:02 AM
Martin Akehurst
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Softening Brass

Haven't done this for a long time - how do you soften brass? Is it heat
and quench or heat and let cool slowly?

I'm trying to repair a very old (27 tpi by 9/64 brass threads!) cabinet
lock that has the handle 'sprung' into a shaft.

Many thanks

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Mart
Old Aug 23, 2003, 03:02 AM
Anthony Britt
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Re: Softening Brass


"Martin Akehurst" <martin@dsl.pipex.com> wrote in message
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> Haven't done this for a long time - how do you soften brass? Is it heat
> and quench or heat and let cool slowly?
>
> I'm trying to repair a very old (27 tpi by 9/64 brass threads!) cabinet
> lock that has the handle 'sprung' into a shaft.
>
> Many thanks
>
> --
> Mart


Either seems to do the trick for me. Quenching adds the risk of distortion
of cracking of the piece. Just heat slowly and allow to cool and it should
be fine.

HTH

Anthony
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