Hi to Jefferey Everett, Geo Fox and Wendy Newman,
Thank you all for answering.
Jefferey suggested I would first melt the 24k gold with this
"italian mix" and cast it into an ingot. then remelt it and cast
it into the flask wich temp would be 1100 deg. F. I did all that
but still got BIG porosities. When remelting the white gold, I
could feel the metal hard to liquify. Wich lead me to increase
the heat of the torch. Maybe I shouldn’t do that. I should rather
control my reflexes and cast the metal as soon as it liquify, and
not “push” and overheat it.
18k white gold does not bend, it breaks, most of the time.
Wendy, I use this 18k white gold with an Italian mix very often
from ingots, sheets and wires. It sure is a hard metal, but it
does bend and never breaks.
if it was requested by a customer…just say NO!
One policy I have, If you can do it, in a way or another, never
say NO to a customer. “The customer is a king”
most white gold alloy is made white with nickel or palladium.
Geo, I use both alloys. Palladium, as you said is soft. but I
never tried to cast it. As for the nickel, I use an Italian mix
wich is made of nickel and other metals. This is the one giving
me trouble with casting but not when I work with it from sheets
So guys, My next trial is a flask at around 1100 Deg. F. and
Lower torch temperature. i’ll keep you posted.
by the way, i liked your marlin rendering!
Geo, If you need any design in any style, I could send it as an
attachement in an E-mail in most known formats.
Thank you all.