It’s not that often that I contribute here. This time, however, I have to say thank you for the wonderful article on casting in the latest issue of MJSA Journal (August 2021).
There are very specific and scientific papers and essays covering different aspects of the casting process in this forum, contributed by renowned members like Eddie Bell, Tyler Teague, Steve Adler, Juergen Maerz, just to name a few and those who put their experiences into this article.
When I read this article, I remembered all the trade shows I exhibited and sold my casting machines and related products at - with most of my time having spent on time consuming Q&A discussions on the same topic. As a rough estimate I’d say that something around 90 percent was to explain the different steps in the casting process and the principle of cause and effect. Probably eight percent left for product presentation and the remaining two was for huge sales (of course).
To make a long story short, I enjoyed reading the article, not because this covers all aspects of casting in one epic piece of literature, but presents the entire story in a comprehensive, yet compact article for all those, who might stumble into casting jewelry for any reason.
For those who prefer pictures, let me draw your attention to the video section of this forum, showing the entire process either step by step like:
or as a video like this one:
May all your flasks have a complete fill.
As a member, again, thank you MJSA. I’ll remember your approach next time, when face to face with rookies and professional bench jewelers alike. Stay healthy everyone.