Before the weather turned too cold for me to work comfortably in the garage, I knew I needed to get busy. I decided to fill a large can half full with cold water. When the metal was molten enough to pour, the water in the can was swirled (like a water tornado) with a paint stick and the silver was poured, not dumped, into the water.
At this point in the past, I could never contain myself and had to pick through the treasures. I kept telling myself I was just making the metal easier to store. I was not going to look. I did not even break down and take photos until I was almost done.
Several ice cubes were added to the can. The crucible was loaded again with silver and melted. The water was again swirled and the molten metal poured.