has anyone had any experience casting hardware for cabinetry? Ive
only working in silver and gold, but may be branching out into
other areas, any thoughts from casters would be helpful as well?
Sure, I’ve done some of that, using bronze and the lost wax
technique and also (since that was rather expensive for this type of
thing) pouring lead pewter directly into rubber molds. I liked the
bronze hardware better; it stood up well in use and didn’t need
plating. But it’s difficult to get people to pay as much for a handle
or knob as for a gold ring (less the material cost), even though
they’re harder to make. Do you have a niche market in mind? Or any
specific questions about how to do it?