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Can I weaken a coil spring consisting of spring steel?

I have a steel coil spring that is used by compression. It is too strong, and I would like to reduce its strength by some fraction, ideally keeping its length. Reducing it to roughly half would be ...
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If I use clay tempering, can I take a thin piece of steel and make it hard as a very thick piece? [closed]

If I use the forging process of clay tempering, can I take a thinner piece of steel and and make it as strong as a very thick piece of steel? Getting the same strength, without the extra weight?