Re: First attempt at annealing - pics included
I don't quench, it is a waste of time.
As for the melpat just do the neck and shoulder, as the color changes there should be more than enough heat to do the bottom of the shoulder.
BTW a friend has a machine that holds 2 torches above a turn table with holes in it. As the table turns each piece gets 3 seconds then at the end of the cycle the brass drops into a collection bin, no quenching needed.