H-M Supporter - Gold Member ($25)
- Mar 25, 2013
We don't have surplus stores like that!!! Where is it?I went to a surplus store last week and didn’t find anything great, but came across two assemblies with some Teflon peices on them. They were only $3 each so I figured I would buy them to have some Teflon stock in case I ever needed it. I took the assemblies apart, thinking the shafts were aluminum but they seemed too heavy and looked tarnished. I put some Chlorox on them and they readily tarnished. Reading a bit more on testing for silver I came across a test using ice. Silver has a very high thermal conductivity (the highest of all metals I think). When I put ice on the shaft (that was at room temperature) it was like it was a hot poker and sunk right into the ice.
Pretty sure I got some high silver content alloy. Cool.
I wish I knew what the application was for these assemblies.