Dear fellow jewelers,
I just made my first attempt to cast stainless steel and I’d say it
was a miserable failure. I’m using propane and oxygen and have very
easily cast platinum on a regular basis. At some point sparks flew and
some black gooey substance started to pool and I practically melted a
hole through a hi heat wesgo crucible all with no sign that the
stainless was melted.
I realized too - I didn’t even know if I need any flux, a special
flux or no flux.
I’ve been trying to research this for a while, have written to orchid
and other metal forums before too and I haven’t been able to find any
Anything would be appreciated- even some leads on how/where to
thanks a lot