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How to get cheaper sterling?


#1

Hi folks:

I’ve got to do about 100 sterling castings for a model cannon. Only
thing is, I don’t want to use sterling casting grain – too expensive.
Any suggestions on how I can get a hold of more reasonably priced
sterling? I should be able to cut and melt just about anything.

Thanks in advance.
Jeff Booth
Oakville, Ontario


#2
 Any suggestions on how I can get a hold of more reasonably priced
sterling?  I should be able to cut and melt just about anything.

Try getting ignots. A coin collecting club (numismatics) can help you
locate a source from a refiner.


#3

Hello Jeff,

Try to find old and damaged silver spoons, forks and knives. They
contain, you can read it of the silver mark 80-83.5% Silver. They are
often cheep to purchase. Boost this silver up with pure silver to get
your silver amount of sterling.

Martin


#4

jeff, you can buy fine silver coins and alloy them, yourself. Curtis


#5

“Try to find old and damaged silver spoons, forks and knives.”

Martin’s idea is really good - but get flatware only if you want life
to be easy. Spoons and forks are raised from sheet - whereas knives
will contain solder in the handles (often made in 2 halves) and filler
to hold the steel blade in.

Tony Konrath
Gold and Stone
tony@goldandstone.com
www.goldandstone.com


#6

Dear Orchid members:

You have helped – again.

Thank you for taking the time to offer suggestions on how I can
reduce my costs on casting sterling silver. I’ll be getting several
ounces of fine silver and alloying it myself. I’ll now also be keeping
an eye open for old silverware, among other sources.

Your time, your suggestions, your support are appreciated.

Jeff Booth
Oakville, Ontario
Canada