Home Made Silver

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  1. Bazil

    Bazil Member Silver Stacker

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    Ill probably keep it, unless I find someone that wants a bar with my name stamped on it =P

    but yeah it would be very hard to sell i'd say seeing its not from a reputable company and no quality assurance or anything. But I like it! =)
     
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    errol43 New Member Silver Stacker

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    Anyone ever thought of making a necklace out of silver pouring the silver into fishing sinker moulds?

    Regards Errol 43
     
  3. Bazil

    Bazil Member Silver Stacker

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    I thought a muzzle loader shot mould work nice
     
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    good work. the 925 bar I tried to make with my brother on a coke/coal burning forge turned out to look like bird doo doo ... after I buffed it, shiny shiny bird doo.
     
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    Bazil Member Silver Stacker

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    Thanks! yeah ill Never sell it =)
     
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    I like it. I want one.

    Could you do one to order.... eg if I wanted a 5oz bar for 5oz + Xoz commission

    I was thinking a video of my bar being made and stamped with my name and some 9's would have to be as good as a certificate to me.

    Would make awesome gift stacker friends.
     
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    Bazil Member Silver Stacker

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    I"ll have to start considering it seeing I've had a heap of requests, but at this point probably not, sorry =(
     
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    I have made quite a few silver bars doing very much the same thing although I used Map gas instead of the oxy. I have a video on my YouTube channel of the end results. Check out guseva1 on Youtube and "Lets make a silver bar" nice bar by the way!!
     
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    are you sure it .999 and does not contaminate with other material while you pour or melt it??
     
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    Bazil Member Silver Stacker

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    Yeah Ive seen it, you inspired me to make one! :p I would like to make some 5 oz bars but I got no more silver to melt. =( shame to melt down those epic nuggets you have? they are rare as hens teeth I think??

    Also you stamped any of your bars? I'd like to see one if you have.
     
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    Bazil Member Silver Stacker

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    Did you get any of them tested for purity?
     
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    Well I guess Im lucky to have a decent supply of the nuggets. I have gone as far as speaking to the Perth Mint Refinery and its not a problem for them to assay the bars. They can either remelt one of my bars, or I can drill a hole through one of them and supply the drill fines to be assayed. Either way its around the same price of about $150, and to be honest I just havent got around to it as yet
     
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    I was surprised how quickly you picked that bar up out of the water bazil. I was squirming when you went in for it.
     
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    Hi Here are a couple of photos of a 3ox triangle bar I poured out of some scrap Stirling I had lying around, I think it looks way better than it did as a couple of old broken chains.

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    I used the the method of cutting the shape I wanted to pour into some wood and using a candle to coat the hole with carbon.
     
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    whaaaa? how did you get the edges all round and what did you buff it with? that looks nice man!
     
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    lucky luke Active Member Silver Stacker

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    werewolf ammo?
     
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    Bazil Member Silver Stacker

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    Niiiice one Richard! Nice smooth bar I think the triangle looks cool.

    So did you use a triangular Graphite mould? or how did you cast it? and how did you get the nice finish in the last photo?
    I hit my bar with a little polishing drill and some silver polishing clay to give it a highly polished look. come up nice
     
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    Rinchin New Member

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    Thanks guys I saw your bar Bazil, thats what Inspired me to have a play. I wish i had a wee dremel or something it would certainly make it easier.


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    Thats it I cut a triangle out of a pine plank, lined the inside with the thick smoke off a candle. Gave it a blast with the gast tourch when the silver was ready and poured it in.

    I just melted some junk silver down with a little canister gas torch with the yellow "fatboy" can. The normal propane wasn't hot enough to get it fully liquid it ended up like a honey kinda texture and came out looking like a turd.

    I just used 80grit sandpaper to take the borax off the top, 320 to take it to a smooth and 1200 to take away the scratches. all with water and then polished it with silvo.

    I found to get the rounded corners and top smooth was a matter of getting the silver that comes out last to be the hottest as I poured it. then it set smooth and didnt take so much finishing.
     
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    Nice job bazil and Richard!!
     
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    hmm...fibreglass mould of a real perth mint bar that you could turn into your own crucible?
     

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