Anodising trials continued, Day two…

I feel I can safely say I have a greater understanding of the anodising process, my equipment setup has advanced and most importantly I can repeat by results.  I certainly have no desire to become a full time anodiser however I now know that if I need something anodised in black I can turn it round in a couple of hours, the trick will be to wait until I have enough parts to do in one batch and the very good news is I appear to have married a chief anodiser.

RESULT!

The first part of the day was spent getting my head around the math required for the current and time it takes to anodise, this is important if I want to repeat my results, think of it as a reloading log in that respect. I have kept a note of temperatures, voltages and current, I need to check the SG of the electrolyte as well however I lack a hydrometer at present.

 

The current source seems to be working remarkably well and I can fine tune the current and accordingly the voltage at the twist of a knob, I know I need to tidy this part of the job up to make setup easier in the future. I also need to add a voltmeter so I can keep an eye on current and voltage at the same time, if only as a short term measurement.

Tomorrow I start on an annealing machine and rotary tumbler for stainless steel media, plus some fill in projects, life is busy in the shed, also I have some 1200 yards shooting to do in a few days time, it is a club shoot so my call on what I take to the range however if it is to be .308 I need to get some cartridges filled. I have a tub of TR140 on the shelf and some RWS brass I want to test to see if it is a viable alternative to my tried and tested Lapua brass/N540 powder behind moly coated Lap 155’s.

I have been adding this to the shiny stuff section but as it is black I have created a bit just for it, hey black stuff means I can add one of the Accuracy Internationals!

 

 

 

 

 

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