Is anyone familiar with this ancient type of casting where the metal
filled crucible is attached to the bottom of the mold, and the whole
unit heated at once in the kiln or furnace, then turned right side
up to facilitate a casting?
If any of you own the book "Goldsmithing & Silver Work" by Carles
Codina, the process is illustrated nicely on pages 50-51. I would
like to try this, but the formula for the mold calls for the partial
use of horse manure, which I don't have easy access to, and which
truthfully I would like avoid.
So I'm wondering, have any of you tried this casting method, and if
so where you able to find a reasonably well working substitute for
Wishing to try this cool casting method without stinking up her studio