View Full Version : Annealing..

09-23-2009, 04:10 PM
Was wondering how many have annealed wet method Dead Sea ormus and Your techniques. I may have to procure some quartz crucibles....

solomon levi
09-23-2009, 05:45 PM
I've tried torching it in stainless steel vessels.
My torch goes up to 2000 degrees but I don't know if it worked or not.
I mean it didn't respond to a magnet.
At one point I thought I'd succeeded but it was just iron that came off my vessel.
While it cooled I would hear these 'pings' and see little pieces fly off the walls.
I'd hoped it was the salt that had got the hottest on the wall flying off due to magnetism,
but it was the actual wall/steel degrading and popping off as it cooled.

Quartz is a good idea to avoid any confusion about metals.
I've seen some small pottery ovens for $300 that would be great for annealing.

09-23-2009, 07:40 PM
Used a Stainless vessel last nite and put in oven at 500 degrees F for around 3 hours to dry. After which i intended to put back in through a self cleaning cycle. I didnt leave it in long enough initially and went to put it back in this morning and found rust in the stainless vessel, must've been low grade stainless. Will make another batch and try again. Would like to find some low cost crucibles locally...

Thanks Solomon.