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Red gold alloys. [was: correction to sterling anneal=


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Precedence: bulk

Hi Alan,

What’re the benefits of quenching in denatured alcohol? (aka
methelated spirits, meths)

Do you dilute it?

I know that meths is slower than water, ie the metal cools down
slower. And from memory stg comes out cleaner, so I guess there
is less oxygen in it.

If there is less oxygen in it maybe there’s a case to be made
for doing the Satsuo Ando method of pouring an ingot (usually
through water) through meths?


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