Re: tips for assembling German AFV tool holdersNovember 4 2009 at 5:50 PM
|John Murcutt (Login jlmurc)|
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Response to tips for assembling German AFV tool holders
I know it can be a pain with such tiny things, but as Brass is quite a brittle metal, any bending or forming, really needs you to anneal the metal. This softens it and makes such required distortions possible.
With the items being so small, I would be tempted to anneal the set as one. Carefully pass the Sprue with componants, through a nice gas flame. You dont need to wave it about like at a ball game, nor hold it in the flame for any length of time, otherwise the annealing might become melting.
The aim is to get the metal red and then plunge it into water, or let it cool in the air, holding it still. You will then find the metal to be malleable, allowing you to form it.
I hope this helps, just be careful not to burn yourself............
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