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Old 11-12-2012, 07:47 AM
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Default Re: Working with copper

Originally Posted by Tool Maker View Post
You can't.

If you want the end product hard, beat it in to submission as-is. The only way to harden copper is to work harden it. Added cold work will make that coupling even harder.

Ok do you think it will work harden enough when I flatten it out so I can make the flange? What about thickness, should I try to bend a lip around the outside edge to stiffen it?
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