When fusing rings for loop in loop chain fabrication, I find that I am unable to find the right rhythm for quenching each ring following fusing. My work process just seems to flow nicely by fusing and moving along all the rings on my charcoal block. Each ring though cools naturally without ever taking a bath.
I am working in fine silver and 22 kt with 22 gauge wire … 7mm ring size.
My question to the community here is … by skipping the quench during ring fusion am I fabricating a chain that in some way possess inferior metallurgical properties?
Should I go back and re-engineer my fusing process to incorporate quenching?
Or, should I open another Budweiser and move on to ponder a different topic perhaps more worthy of synaptic brain activity?