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Downloadable Comprehensive Alloy List


#1

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!

Comprehensive Alloy List


I Need Gold recipes!
#2

Thanks Austin, very good of you to share in the spirit of ganoksin


#3

Thank you!


#4

My pleasure!


#5

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!

Comprehensive Alloy 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.

Enjoy!

Warmest regards,

Austin


#6

Austin,

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.

Eileen


#7

Thank you very much, Eileen! I will certainly add that to the list and update the link as soon as I can!

Warmest regards,

Austin