Friday, May 3, 2013

from fork to ingot

Canvasman34's pour itself mold worked like a charm.  Just got it in the mail today and had to try it out.  Took awhile with my makeshift firebrick oven and lucked out with just enough silver to fill it.  Pretty rewarding when it finally went bloooop.  Now to build an insulated box to cook in for a faster melt. The fire brick really sucked the heat out...they got up to 750° on the outside.   Paul has plenty of info in his videos to try.  Just ordered 2 sq ft of kaowool to keep the heat in.  Can't help but wonder how many bites of food were had with this fork before I turned it into the official ingot # 13001.  59,72,35,0,C,0


Dale said...

Ain't it nice when things work as advertised. Kudos to Paul and the fruits of his years of learning by doing.

Paul Roccaforte Sr. said...

This kind of talk makes a fellow feel all mushy inside....Now that was crap for pirate talk.:-)
If you need Kaowool, I have 1" thick 8#, 1/2"thick 8# and 1/4" think 8#. The Kaowool inside the fire box in your brick furnace will cut the melt time 50+ percent.
Love them gravity molds...You are too kind

Freebirdmcmlvii said...

So is this just a piece of sterling flatware that you bought up somewhere? I ask because I have some old silver from my first marriage and I've been trying to figure out the best way to get money (or silver) out of it. It's only 5 or 6 pieces.

Allen Hare said...

Pretty amazing. Great photo sequence, too.