Crucibles, Salamanders & Stirring Rods
Our range will cater for your demand of many types of metals precious or none precious metals and other types of material.
Gold, Silver, Platinum, Copper, Brass, Aluminium, Pewter, Bronze, Tin, Lead, Glass, Iron, Some types of resin, Modelling wax etc.
- Long lifespan assuring you many melts
- Selected quality assured by our manufactures using the best material
- Large range of refectory surroundings available to protect ones work surfaces see code S8596
- Flat crucibles are for direct heat source melting such as a torch system Sievert (code B33067)
- Salamander pots are for chamber heating furnaces or making your own chamber using heat refectory materials see codes S4255 and S8596
Hints and tips using your crucibles/melting pots:
Before melting any type of metal in your crucible/salamander one must prepare it by glazing. This is because when various melt’s are done you will find it will not stick to the crucible.
There is the element of metal loss when melting but used correctly you can minimize this process. Remember don’t throw away your crucible/salamander put it with your lemel sweeps as precious metals are all retrievalable from any surface.
For flat crucibles open heat torch melt you have to prepare before you melt by glazing the crucible:
1. Surrounded the crucible necessary refectory boards blocks start heating
2. Heat with your Sievert torch until you a cherry red colour.
3. Sprinkle Borax powder over it evenly and let it cool down for 10 - 15 minutes.
4. Place your required amount of scarp metal/casting grain into the crucible and start melting with your Sievert torch .
5. Add borax when metal starts turning in to cherry red colour and notice how it starts flowing
6. Pour into your desired ingot casting sand mould etc.
Heat chamber melting pots salamanders and furnace pots:
1. Sprinkle borax into melting pot and add your scarp/casting grain
2. Start heating your crucible once it starts looking a reddish colour sprinkle on the metal some borax
3. The borax will start masking the metal flow as it taking the oxygen from the air letting the metal run
4. Stir with your quartz/carbon rod this stops the molten metal going into a shape of a ball or button mixing your borax into the metal
5. Pour into your desired ingot casting mould etc.