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Old 2015-03-14, 7:36am
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Hi guys! I'm hoping someone can help me out.
I've been fuming for about six months now. I have no problem getting silver to spit off onto glass, but for some reason, it takes me forever to get even the slightest bit of gold. I've tried looking around on some threads, but I haven't found the answer to my problem so far.
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Old 2015-03-14, 8:32pm
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Try fuming a tiny bit of silver befpre gold and make sure the glass is nice and hot when fumin the gold pr it wont stick. it also helps to wave your fuming metals in and out of the flame a little bit. You want it hot but not completely boiling the metals
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Old 2015-03-14, 9:23pm
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I have a question before I can answer. You say you can get silver to "spit" onto the glass. Do you mean getting tiny bits of glass to form on the piece you are fuming? And if that is what you mean, are you trying to get gold to do the same? Form small bits of gold onto the surface you are fuming?


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Old 2015-03-15, 7:45pm
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What kind of torch are you using?
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Old 2015-05-02, 6:18am
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Sorry about the late response, guys. Ended up having surgery after posting that..i've been out on commission.

'Spit' wasn't the right word, my bad. I just meant that when I try to fume silver onto glass, it's so much more willing than gold! lol. HOWEVER, i've improved on my ability to fume gold since then. My issue right now is different..hopefully someone will be able to help me out.

I'm using a Nortel Red Max. I'm getting a weird fogginess to my pieces after they implode. Can't seem to figure out why.


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Old 2015-05-02, 9:16pm
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a couple of question are you using only gold and clear? 24kart?

i see blues and greens in that top one that looks like lightly struck silver fuming.
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Old 2015-05-06, 5:55am
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In the two pictures, I had used 24k gold and fine silver.
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Old 2015-05-07, 10:26am
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So i would guess it is silver fuming in the background.
in the second one it look like most of it it on the back that you could have burned off or many people learn to skin off that back layer that has that excess fuming that was not imploded.

and for anyone wondering the reason i asked if it was 24 kart gold is that many people don't realize if your gold is less that 24 kart there are other metal, often silver mixed in to lower it purity.
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Old 2015-06-02, 8:44pm
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Try more oxygen in your flame when fuming gold. Same issue with the "fog" more than likely, if you reduce too much it will get foggy like that. Try more oxy in the flame and working it a bit hotter it should clear up.
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Old 2015-06-03, 8:28am
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You could also try using less silver fume and when you fume with the gold hold it further out in the flame (away from the torch face) sometimes if you hold it to close the glass gets to hot and burns off the gold as you are putting it on.
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