Hello everybody I know this is a well trodden path but after
consulting the archives and trying out a few things I get the
impression either I dont understand or I misunderstand the
procedures This is what I do .The object I am trying to harden is a
bracelet made from sheet 925% silver the bracelet is 1.5mm thick,
turned into an oval shape to fit around the wrist
1.I heat an oven to 1200f and place the item in for 15 minutes 2.quench 3.I leave it in water until the oven cools down to 600f 4 I place it in the oven at 600f for 1 hour 5.Bench cool
When it was cold it was still soft and it hadnt hardened at all
1.Heat the oven to 600f 2.Place the item in for 2 hours (I wait until the oven is at 600f before I place the article in ) 3 Turn the oven off and open the door and leave the item in the oven with the door open for 2 hours 4 Remove and quench
This didnt work
Maybe some body can see where I am going wrong ?
I also read to"flux metal" but I dont understand what this means
Does annealing mean to bring the silver up to a high teperature ??
Thanking you in advance for any help or ideas