Sometimes when I’m doing casting, be it in gold, platinum or silver,
I’ll add wax rods to the flasks of models or even run a flask of
various sizes of wax rods. This way, I don’t have to pour wire ingots
and worry about spills, backflashes or dimpled rods. The cast rods are
nice, smooth and dense. I roll them through the mill to compress them.
Then I anneal them and draw them. I sometimes even include pieces of
wax sheet in my casting flasks to get sheet ingots. Casting ingots is
quite a time saver since I’m casting anyway. And it certainly is nice
not to bash round platinum buttons. Donna
P.S. Cynthia, you’re forgiven. Like Peter, I would be happy to test
the wheels and I’m sure I could get feedback from colleagues at work.