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    A simple question….I hope! What thickness of material, usually silver in my case can you pass through the mill? I know you have to progressively reduce the thickness in stages and anneal.
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    As far as I am aware most rolling mills accept about 7mm.

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    All mills are not created equal. For example gears and handle length play their part.
    As well as thickness, the length and breadth of the sheet will affect its resistance. I would struggle with anything more than 4.0 mm thick. To begin with it would need to be annealed at every pass, which is quite tedious and time consuming.
    I'm not sure whether this is strictly necessary, but I prefer to pickle rinse and dry as well.
    Kind regards, Dennis.

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    Many thanks for your advice and thoughts. This is the next step in the addiction! Any advice as to what type of Ingot mould to buy?


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    I use one of this type for 90% of the Ingots I cast
    https://www.cjservice.com.au/ingot-mould-reversible

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    I think it's been said somewhere already, but ingots benefit from gentle hammering to reduce them before rolling.

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    Yes that is one theory, however in my opinion it is a waste of time putting it through the mill will do any thing that hammering will do.

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