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> They are also have less tensile strength than annealed wrought
> silver. The crystal structure is large and dendritic there also
> can be porosity that makes sections
Thanks so much. This is what I was wondering. I stretched a ring on
my ring stretcher and I wanted to see how far I could push it. It
cracked and seemed more porous than what I am tradationally use to.
It had almost no resistance and then it cracked. With my forged
rings they seem to have resistance you can feel right away even if
annealed. It is just a slight difference in 'feeling' the metal
stretch. (Does that make any sense?) I will tumble all of these
rings and I am assuming that will work harden them slightly and
reduce some of that porosity but is it ever the same as a forged
Thanks again. I love science so I always want to know what is going
on that I can't 'see.'