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Experience with deox sterling silver


#1

Hey there!

Just checking in to see if anyone has used deox sterling silver. A
casting company I just discovered uses it and I was wondering how it
differed from normal sterling silver other than not having fire
scale. Is it brittle or softer? Does it solder the same? Any input is
greatly appreciated.

Best, Kim


#2

When I traded in a batch of scrap silver, I got some deox for
casting and really like it very very much.

I am using a centrifuge for casting and everything has come out just
fine. Yes, I have soldered on it with no problems. The best part is
the fact that it does not seem to tarnish.

It is not brittle, and seems to behave the same as sterling. I made
a ring which I enlarged by hammering it against my mandrel. Again, I
had no problems–no cracks, no signs of it being brittle.

The only change I made was to let the flask cool for 20 minutes
after casting before plunging into the bucket of water. Also, I let
it cool down after soldering before quenching it in the pickle.

Alma


#3
Just checking in to see if anyone has used deox sterling silver. A
casting company I just discovered uses it and I was wondering how
it differed from normal sterling silver other than not having fire
scale. Is it brittle or softer? Does it solder the same? Any input
is greatly appreciated. 

All de-ox sterling alloys I know of are softer than standard
sterling in the as cast state, some of them are significantly softer.

James Binnion
James Binnion Metal Arts


#4

Great casting grain and that’s all I use. Stuller sells it.