Home Made Silver Bar

Discussion in 'Bullion Investing' started by vdbpenny1995, Feb 26, 2013.

  1. vdbpenny1995

    vdbpenny1995 Well-Known Member

    Hello everyone, hopefully there is a few of you guys that can help me here. So basically I want to make my own silver and copper bars. And yes, I do know copper is harder to melt. I know all the equipment that is needed but all I am having trouble with is the torch I need. So for anyone here who has experience, What torch is good for a job like this? What is the price range im looking at? The size of bars im looking to make is maybe 50 gram silver bars and maybe 3 ounce copper bars. Thanks in advance! Also if anyone would like to show off some home made bars, that would be great!
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  3. jrh1234

    jrh1234 New Member

    To tell you the truth the copper would'nt even be worth melting because you will spend more just on electricity. But silver will be good to melt but who would want to buy them from you if you decide to sell them one day because it's just a block of silver that you melted and they might think that you filled it with lead. So you should just keep the silver that you were going to melt and just save it. It will be alot more easy to get rid of one day.:hail:
  4. vdbpenny1995

    vdbpenny1995 Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the input! Yeah your probably right about the copper but as far as home made silver bars, they sell fine on eBay and its more for enjoyment then profits.
  5. Clutchy

    Clutchy Well-Known Member

    That sounds like fun to me ! Im a metal fabricator by trade so melting alloys are always cool. I would have to agree with jrh on the copper though. If you're looking to do it just to say you did it, thats cool, but if you're looking at it for hoarding purposes, it would cost you a ton to do on a regular basis.
  6. pballer225

    pballer225 Member

    I think you shouldn't be discouraging the OP, I really am interesting in melting copper as well. My local scrap yard pays me about $2.50 for scrap #1 copper, if I melted it into bars and sold them on ebay, people are paying $6+ per pound for them. I could even make the mold the same size as a small flat rate and fit a 15 pound bars or so in that. I'm doing research on how exactly to get this done :) Best of luck VDB
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  9. vdbpenny1995

    vdbpenny1995 Well-Known Member

    Keep in touch with me if you find any good types of torches or methods!
  10. PeacePeople

    PeacePeople Wall St and stocks, where it's at

    I think a MAAP torch is what most of the people I know use. There is a guy on bullion stackers that makes the bars and stuff I have photos of in "post your bullion" on here. I'm not sure if you need to join to see the thread or if it's in the general area. The area is "friends of bullion stacker" and the thread is "YPS news and happenings". (from memory, so may not be 100% perfect)
  11. sodude

    sodude Well-Known Member

    I agree, you can get good money for copper bars.
  12. Clutchy

    Clutchy Well-Known Member

    I agree with Peace. MAAP would be your best bet.
  13. jrh1234

    jrh1234 New Member

    Yea silver might sell fine on ebay. But i tried to melt copper one time a few years ago. And i don't even think i made $1 i probbaly lost money on it.
  14. jello

    jello Not Expert★NormL®

    Copy's are Out there on eBay!!!

    Was not long ago in NYC a Big Name Jewelry maker was cutting a 999.9 100 oz Gold bar.
    But found out only 1/4 inch covered the tungsten metal that 99% same weight as gold.
    That 1 reason I won't Buy Bid on any metals on eBay.
  15. KoinJester

    KoinJester Well-Known Member

    I'd disagree propane burns hotter and cheaper. Cutting torch style
  16. Clutchy

    Clutchy Well-Known Member

    Yes. Propane is cheaper. MAAP is a purified form of propane, which burns hotter. That is why propane is cheaper.
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  19. Hunt1

    Hunt1 Active Member

    I tried melting copper once with a butane torch...it took so long and i gave up because my hand was getting hot
  20. gbroke

    gbroke Naturally Toned

    Well you shouldn't hold the copper in your hand next time!
  21. Hunt1

    Hunt1 Active Member

    I was using needle nose plyers
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