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Brass tends to get more brittle as it is worked. There is a risk of cracks if an area is overworked. For example, a bow that gets repeatedly dented and repaired. Could a small amount of heat from a torch be used on the area to be worked to reduce the chance of cracking? This is a method used in Auto body repair when straightening metal panels, albeit, for different reasons.