Here is a real puzzler. I just poured a 1/2 round wire ingot from
fresh gold and alloy. When I try to pull it through the draw plate i
get cracking in the wire. Thought I wasn’t annealing often enough.
Tried a second pour same results. thought i wasn’t getting the mold
frame hot enough. poured a third time, same results. Really pissed
about now. Pour a fourth time and ran the ingot through the rolling
mill first and then the draw plate. No problem. perfect wire. same lot
of gold fourth pour. I guess I wasn’t holding my mouth correct?? ? got
any answers for this one?