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I recently made a monkey tool from 1045. After forging and hot filing, I annealed in vermiculite. It came out rusty. I suspect that the vermiculite is holding moisture (that's why it's in potting soil mixtures). So, I bought a lid to seal my vermiculite bucket and keep it dry. How would you dry it? I'm thinking of putting it into cookie sheets and baking it in the oven at maybe 350°F. Thin layers, so the heat penetrates quicker. Ideas on how long it'll need to bake? What about the temperature? Or, should I use an entirely different approach? Here's the monkey tool, since we're all addicted to pictures around here.