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Orca/EZ torch with atmospheric oxygen

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Carol M
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« Reply #15 on: September 13, 2013, 12:52:58 pm »

Carol, I recycle my own silver, I draw my own wire, roll my own sheet from clean scrap so I can't mix my scrap. Yes, it fine if I send of my off to the refiners but the price allowed from my refiner does go down accordingly when assayed, if it has too much solder, too much copper or whatever in it the price I receive per ounce goes down for my "dirty" scrap. The "purer" the scrap the better the price. Why get 75% of spot when you can get 80% or even 95% of spot for good quality scrap, or better yet make your own product? I have been doing my own clean scrap for nearly fifty years now(not so much lately but old  habits of smithing die hard) and I'm not really interested in the higher price of Agentium compared to Sterling. I also know how it works, yes, it has it problems but so does Agentium, nothing is without fault, let the metal without sin cast the first......well something dunno

Fair enough, Bent,
Actually that's very interesting that you recycle your own silver.  I've heard many Argentium folks do that as well because if they fuse a lot there's no solder in the mix.  Just Argentium Sterling.

Nearly 50 years [gasp] must have started with you were 2 years old!!!! [chuckle].
Have you ever tried Delft Casting???
Another of a looooong list of jewelry related 'toys' I'd like to mess around with.
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