To Michael Parkin, I don't know what age you will be teaching at camp... but a very inexpensive method of casting is cuttle fish casting and Delft clay casting ...
Thanks for that useful info on tin and tin alloy casting in
Delft clay, Daniel. I agree it’d be a good way to go for a camp
I’m using the Delft system in my casting and alloying jewellery
classes I teach at summer school level here in New Zealand, but
my problem is that the institutes do not have more than one or
two Delft systems to use. So I need to either make some more rings
up myself, or buy them in.
Buying Delft kits is expensive here, so I wonder where else’s
the best place to get them from? I really just need more rings.
Here in New Zealand the whole Delft kit sells for (the
equivalent) $US158.00 The rings alone are not available, as
they’re ‘so expensive’.
Rio Grande is my main overseas source and they sell the Delft
kit for $US82, the rings alone for $US50.00
I don’t have the Gesswein catalog. What is their price for the
Delft system, and for the rings alone?
There is also a small sand casting kit available from some suppliers as well.This kit has a larger frame than the delft system and can be used for more projects.
Where is this available, and how much, anyone know? Is it
Pro-Craft, from Grobet?