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DeOx vs Argentium

Argentium International asked Ronda Coryell to test the new DeOx alloy sold by Rio Grande and to compare it with Argentium.   Ronda started with roller printed sheet cut to identical dimensions for each alloy.   The fusing was carried out on a charcoal block using Purple flux. The torch was a Smith Acetylene Air. 

 

It can be seen that the DeOx alloy has suffered from surface melting as the sides of the backing sheet have pulled inwards and the surface patten has started to disappear.  The round wire has also started to melt into the back plate.  The DeOx alloy composition contains large amounts of tin and zinc.   The low melting phase caused by this combination has resulted in an excessive amount of metal flowing into the fused joins

 

In contrast the Argentium sheet shows very crisp fused joins with no loss of the roller pattern or shrinkage of the back plate.

Use Masking Mud to protect your bezel while fusing with Ronda Coryell

Argentium Masking Mud is an anti-fusing agent that helps ensure a crisp, clean fusion of metal parts when soldering or fusing them together. The mud protects the metal adjacent to the area to be joined so that the joint is precisely—and only—where you want it. The mud also serves to prevent the adjacent metal form or structures from distorting under the heat of the soldering/fusing flame.

Ring 1 - Solid crossover ring & 6mm plain rubover collet

Our range interchangeable shanks and settings are designed to fit together easily with a minimum amount of work to provide a vast range of ring/shank combinations.

Each shank is available in 3 sizes (light, medium and heavy weight) while each of the stone settings is available in a range of sizes within each weight category. For an optimum match, select a shank and setting from within the same weight category.

Ring 3 - Knife edge D ring & 6 claw double gallery collet

Our range interchangeable shanks and settings are designed to fit together easily with a minimum amount of work to provide a vast range of ring/shank combinations.

Each shank is available in 3 sizes (light, medium and heavy weight) while each of the stone settings is available in a range of sizes within each weight category. For an optimum match, select a shank and setting from within the same weight category.

Ring 5 - Tapered ring with cheniers & 6 claw crown collet

Our range interchangeable shanks and settings are designed to fit together easily with a minimum amount of work to provide a vast range of ring/shank combinations.

Each shank is available in 3 sizes (light, medium and heavy weight) while each of the stone settings is available in a range of sizes within each weight category. For an optimum match, select a shank and setting from within the same weight category.

Using the Micro Polishing Machine

At the Argentium Silver Guild, we take pride in providing top-of-the-line products and tools for silver alloy crafting. Our micro-polisher is perfect for small batch polishing and is ideal for small businesses or commission work. We understand the importance of having reliable and efficient tools, which is why we only provide the best to our customers. Refill items are readily available in our guild shop, so you can continue to produce high-quality silver alloy products without interruption.

How to mix your masking mud with Ronda Coryell

Mix a scoop of powder with a few drops of water until you reach the desired consistency.

Apply flux first to the area to be joined then let dry. 

Apply a thin coat of the mud to areas that you do not want to fuse or solder.

After your workpiece cools, easily remove the masking mud with water and a soft brush, then pickle.

Ring 2 - D shape ring shank & plain rubover collet

Our range interchangeable shanks and settings are designed to fit together easily with a minimum amount of work to provide a vast range of ring/shank combinations.

Each shank is available in 3 sizes (light, medium and heavy weight) while each of the stone settings is available in a range of sizes within each weight category. For an optimum match, select a shank and setting from within the same weight category.

Ring 4 - Straight crossover ring shank & 4 claw double gallery collet

Our range interchangeable shanks and settings are designed to fit together easily with a minimum amount of work to provide a vast range of ring/shank combinations.

Each shank is available in 3 sizes (light, medium and heavy weight) while each of the stone settings is available in a range of sizes within each weight category. For an optimum match, select a shank and setting from within the same weight category.

Ring 6 - Tapered ring with cheniers & 6 claw rex collet 

Our range interchangeable shanks and settings are designed to fit together easily with a minimum amount of work to provide a vast range of ring/shank combinations.

Each shank is available in 3 sizes (light, medium and heavy weight) while each of the stone settings is available in a range of sizes within each weight category. For an optimum match, select a shank and setting from within the same weight category.

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