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    Thank you Tom for the idea of annealing the pins.

    I have not seen or thought about that before.
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    What does annealing the pin do for it?
    It's just Sharpening, right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gasman View Post
    What does annealing the pin do for it?
    Softens the metal so it's easier to work with.
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    Exzachary.
    Just do only the very ends, though. Annealing the whole pin will make it too easy to bend the pin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RezDog View Post
    Nice work Tom.
    Ready for the hones.
    Looking good for a soon SOTD photo shoot!
    Will likely join several more to hone at Charlie's whilst you fellas are pounding your brains out!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sharptonn View Post
    Will likely join several more to hone at Charlie's whilst you fellas are pounding your brains out!
    Tom I envy you being able to attend so come on--bring a couple of those blades that will become wind chimes and turn them into a couple of small knives
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    Quote Originally Posted by sharptonn View Post
    Exzachary.
    Just do only the very ends, though. Annealing the whole pin will make it too easy to bend the pin.
    I use a cheap needle nosed pliers that I drilled a hole across the jaw opening where the thickness was of the length of the pin between the peens (equal to the stack thickness). Heat and quenched on water. Actually just letting the pin cool does the job.
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    I will have to give this annealing a try. Dont know wby ive never heard it before.
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    It's just Sharpening, right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gasman View Post
    I will have to give this annealing a try. Dont know wby ive never heard it before.
    I look at it as any metal which has been worked is work-hardened, at least.
    Those silver and brass pins were not turned, they were drawn/extruded under some pressure.
    Annealing relaxes or normalizes the metal so it can be worked.
    As you tap on the pins, they are getting work-hardened.

    Why some seem to get to a point they won't go any more and we get pissed and bend the pin/bust the scales. Best to start off with a pin correctly sized and annealed to a softer state at the ends.


    As-forging, normalization is often a first step, I understand.
    Lots of processes require it repeatedly.

    THAT is all I think I know. That and it works!

    Neil Miller explains it in relation to the way they made small silver stars and inlaid them and such back in the day....
    https://sharprazorpalace.com/custom-...ml#post1044004
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