At TIJT Paris TX. we spent the second semester shooting waxes,
casting, and finishing bronze rings and other items.
The third semester we spent stone setting and repairing these rings.
All work was finished to J A standards. Fourth semester was spent
working exclusively with yellow and white golds. We also worked with
I remembered cutting 1/8 " by 36 " rods into 1 " or smaller pieces
and adding 4 % silver by weight, for either vacuum or centrifugal
castings, as required.
Email TIJT to confirm the nature of the 1/8 " rod,
but I believe it was a silicon bronze.