deker Posted April 5, 2011 Share Posted April 5, 2011 (edited) So, I'm annealing some Damascus for a customer tonight and it's a large-ish piece (2 1/4"x1/4"x15"). Add to this the fact that my shop still doesn't have proper electricity, and the last lightbulb popped the other day, and I was working by flashlight. I decided to watch for recalesence in complete darknes when the piece came out of the kiln on a normalizing cycle. What an experience! I've seen decalesence/recalesence many times in the past, but never in almost complete darkness. It also helps that it was a large piece. Being able to see a dramatic brightening of the steel as the carbon fell back out of solution was just amazing. If you haven't done this, you really should try it. -d Edited April 5, 2011 by deker Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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