In the near future I’m planning to try some new variations with my
sand casting gear. I’ve mostly been pouring pewter in the past, but I
wish to expand my metals to more brass, bronze and silver.
These are primarily duplications of antique costume accessory
elements so the finer grain sands I’ve been using have been giving
very good results from pewter and the few bits of brass I’ve done.
My question is regarding the two main crucible designs for torch
melting; the standard open dish, and the covered “burno” crucible. I
have one of the burnos (used for brass), but need to get more
crucibles for the other metals.
Does that little half lid really add any benefits, or would my money
be better spent on the regular open topped pouring dishes? Ron
Charlotte – Gainesville, FL email@example.com OR @Ron_Charlotte1