Good afternoon, Orchird Community! As always, it’s a pleasure posting here. I love to hear all of your thought-out, encouraging response and critiques. As a young kid of 23, I am always looking for ways to improve my craft and absorb as much knowledge as I can. I’ve learned that the best thing to do with knowledge is to share it. Over the past two years, I’ve accumulated a massive amount of alloy recipes ranging from gold alloys to ancient bronze alloys. I’m adding more and more as often as I can, but it’s still a work in progress. I’ve read through goldsmithing books, research articles, casting company websites, and have done some experimentation of my own to find these recipes. Most of these I did not create myself, while some I have. Many are incomplete and need categories like melting, flowing, casting, and flask temperatures, but like I said, it’s a work in progress. So please feel free to download!
Thanks Austin, very good of you to share in the spirit of ganoksin
Good evening! I just wanted to let you know that I have a new link with an updated version of my alloy list! Here is the new list!
Some of the things I’ve added:
- Modern and Ancient Bronze Alloys
- Brass Alloys
- Experimental Silver Alloys
- Shibuichi Alloys
- Some New Gold Alloys
Remember, these alloys may or may not be correct. A majority of these alloys were not created or tested by me. I haven’t had the time to test every single one. This is merely a centralized document that I have compiled using information gathered from casting company websites, research articles, and any other bit of information I could find. Feel free to add categories, add missing information, and even share your information with the community.
You can add pinchbeck brass,
83% Copper & 17% zinc alloy. 18th century invention used in Georgian and early Victorian era a a substitute for gold, discontinued around 1840, with a nice resistance to tarnish. I’ve been thinking about making up a batch of alloy for some casting.
Thank you very much, Eileen! I will certainly add that to the list and update the link as soon as I can!