I have been searching the archives, and have learned a lot about the topics of pouring, forging, annealing, and rolling ingots.
I am still unclear about a few things and have two questions to ask, if I may:
1- After pouring an ingot, is it recommended to anneal before forging it?
(I understand that I should anneal after forging, and before (and during) rolling,…)
2- during the rolling process, it is recommended to anneal often…but I also read that it is best not to anneal too quickly…but rather, to roll to about a 50% reduction before annealing…(that if you anneal too soon, you are not compressing evenly through/ deep into the metal?)…I was just wondering if the definition of “annealing often” meant the same/ similar to “after about a 50% or so reduction”?
I have the two recommended books below in my Amazon shopping cart, but will have to wait a bit before I can purchase them, so I thought I would ask these questions here.
Mark Grimwade’s book "Introduction To Precious Metals"
Dr. Erhard Brephol’s “Theory and Practice of Goldsmithing”
Thanks in advance!