You were reading my mind, Sharon! I had somebody smack me
upside the head once and ask me why I wanted to go to all the
expense of outfitting my studio with casting equipment, use up
the space, take the time, etc., when there are many people out
there who would be happy to do it for me! I have used a casting
subcontractor since. They sprue 'em up, invest, burn out, cast,
quench, clean, desprue and tumble finish. All I have to do is
attach findings, set stones and polish.
Unless you’re doing a lot of casting, let the experts do it…
it’s more economical, efficient and clean. You’ll also get more
consistent results! Lots of people in the classified section of
Lapidary Journal… call around, as some people charge per flask,
others strictly on finished weight.