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Re: [BKARTS] Srrvice/Foundry type



I didn't try to melt it.  Was years ago (1980 or there abouts)
maybe a different alloy.  The service type I've had in the interim
doesn't come with as polished a face as my brass type, and it never
polished up like the brass.  Nor was it as finely cut for detail,
especially the smaller sizes.  But when I needed an unusual face for
just one job, that was the type I ordered (probably about 1/3 the
price if I remember correctly).

B
----- Original Message -----
From: Edward Stansell <CraftBook@xxxxxxx>
Date:         Wed, 27 Aug 2003 18:24:51 EDT
To: BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject:      Re: [BKARTS] Srrvice/Foundry type

> Bruce,
>
> No offence meant, but, did you try to melt it?  I have heated it on a
> hotplate in a hand pallet with no trouble whatever. I would complain to Ernest
> Schaffer Co. who manufacture Service Type.  Hotplates on "high"  get to be about
> 600 degrees. Service type should withstand much higher temperatures.
>
> Ed Stansell
>

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