Softening Brass

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Haven't done this for a long time - how do you soften brass? Is it heat
and quench or heat and let cool slowly?

I'm trying to repair a very old (27 tpi by 9/64 brass threads!) cabinet
lock that has the handle 'sprung' into a shaft.

Many thanks


Re: Softening Brass

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Either seems to do the trick for me.  Quenching adds the risk of distortion
of cracking of the piece.  Just heat slowly and allow to cool and it should
be fine.


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