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Old 2012-03-05, 7:07pm
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Default Fuming Metals

What is the difference with fuming with foil vs. wire vs. casting grains? Knowing that gold and silver naturally produce different fuming colors, does fuming with one metal form over another produce a different effect or not?

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Old 2012-03-06, 1:44pm
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Once the metal is vaporized it doesn't matter what the source was. Foil will generally give you less fume than wire or grain but it really depends on the mass of the metal your are using to start with. Wire and grain will generally be a larger mass of metal than foil.

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Old 2012-03-06, 4:13pm
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If the different forms of metal have different types or amounts of impurities then the result will definitely be different. Otherwise the same.
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Old 2012-03-06, 6:27pm
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I'm assuming that you're planning to use pure metals and not alloys. Alloys change the story entirely.

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I want to bump this thread up..........Can you fume with copper?
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Old 2013-05-21, 10:54pm
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Yes you can. More importantly though is do you want to? Do some basic research on its toxicity.
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Old 2013-05-22, 3:51pm
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Thanks, Larry, I have a good ventilation system. I may try it.

Any hints?
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Old 2013-05-22, 8:51pm
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Dint fune any pipes with copper****
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Old 2013-05-23, 9:31am
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Thanks, Larry, I have a good ventilation system. I may try it.

Any hints?
Nope. I have seen the result but have never done it myself. I am very concerned by what I read about copper fumes. Mastering Gold and Silver will probably keep me busy for many years to come.
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Old 2013-05-23, 3:17pm
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Any hints [for fuming with copper]?
"Prepare to die" seems to be the general consensus.
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