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Help with alloying please


#1

Leonid, could you tell us a bit more about why you make your first
ingot in to strips and then remelt? In the middle ages, Theophilus
described something similar, but that’s for the purpose of a
cementation refining process, rather than just to remelt. Is it just
a matter of exposing the metal to the strongly reducing flame first,
or is there some other reason?

Jamie Hall
www.primitivemethod.org


#2
why you make your first ingot in to strips and then remelt? 

To insure proper mixing. For larger quantities more practical would
be to pour in water to obtain shot, and then remelt.

Leonid Surpin
www.studioarete.com


#3
To insure proper mixing. For larger quantities more practical
would be to pour in water to obtain shot, and then remelt. 

I would think you need to know the recipe of the alloy, to make sure
you don’t burn off the lower melt point elements, but you knew that :wink: CIA