Amy I you are a caster this might work for you. I use to preheat
the 10 and 100 oz bars in my kiln to has hot as I dared. Then I
set up a fire brick that I had scooped out a “crucible” on one
end on one side, with a path way scooped out to the opposite end.
I positioned on the edge of my bench so that I could put a metal
bucket directly below the brick. Fill it with water. I took the
bar out of the kiln glowing red. Placed on the brick in the
hollowed out part and put my torch to it. As the bar melts the
silver will flow down the scooped out path, drop into the bucket
and make casting shot that you can alloy later.
This use to work fine for me, but I have not done it for about
15 years. If anyone see a problem with it please let Amy and me
know before she tries it!
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