Help me melt some silver.
September 5, 2006 4:30 PM Subscribe
Metal Working Filter: My kids found a destroyed watch that is made of 925 silver. Is the metal soft enough for us to melt down to create an ingot or something? Perhaps pour it into a mold?
posted by snsranch to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (9 answers total)
The watch is destroyed, obviously been run over by cars. The band and case are marked as 925 silver. Ofcourse I would remove all of the non-silver pins and stuff.
Can I make a crucible out of clay? Use an iron skellet? I have no idea how hot this needs to be for it to melt. I've done some searching but have only learned that the metal is an alloy stronger than pure silver which I understand is pretty malleable.
I do have a plumbing torch. Any ideas?