Re: cheap sources of metal
Chris' reply was pretty complete.
I would say that once you start casting in white metals, it's always
better to get known alloys from a dealer. That way you can get a
mix that suits the job and is easily reproducable quantity.
By all means start with some cheap stuff from a scrap yard. It's
good practise, but remember, because the makeup is an unknown
quantity, you'll get different results from diffent batches.
the yahoo plating group the Chris gave the link for can help you
out on that side. I'm a member there too.
Email me direct about gold leafing, as i used to work doing
picture frame restoration for museums. It a bit OT for here, but
it's extremely easy to get all the gaps filled.
- Hi Bernard,
I have about 700 pounds of Ney Metal CT that I am willing to sell at
considerably less than market price. There is one catch. I live just outside of
Trenton, New Jersey and you need to pick up the metal yourself. I do not want to
get involved with shipping the metal. Contact me at spanosnu@... Use
subject heading Ney CT metal.