Bronze pinstock in Non-Ferrous: fittings, alloys, patinas Posted 11 hours ago · Edited 11 hours ago by Garry Keown 6 hours ago, Alan Longmire said: You can also cast oversized rods and use a drawplate to size them exactly. This will give more uniformity as well. Be careful getting into jewelers equipment though. Before you know it you'll be pining after a rolling mill... hahaha. The friend I am looking at investigating casting with is a botique manufacturing jeweler and has a draw plate and a small rolling mill.so casting oversize and drawing them through the plate is a great sugestion thanks. She is my monday apprentice and floor sweeper so she can learn a bit from my playing in the shed and it is great to havce someone who can (enthusiastically) use the small offcuts of the various horn, bone and exhibition grade woods that would otherwise be in the bin.