BYB is in my view a GREAT and Honest guy. I know him and his family... (not just his wife) work hard on ensuring quality. He decided to put this video out to my relief and gratefulness, to show and highlight that 1) the Assay office does a heck of a job. 2) that simple mistakes are easy ( we see videos of people using other metals in the same molds for example ) 3) despite ALL his HARD work and efforts, a combination or a single act can cause a failure.
As someone who has Just passed my first batch of 22 items sent into the Edinburgh Assay Office ( Thank you BYB ) I can honestly say its a stressful wait. Although I have done everything in my power to ensure the Silver was .999+ And after sterilizing the work area for Silver pouring. I still had concerns. It was only when I received a text, then email and followed by a phone call within minutes of each other to pay the assay office that I was happy.
I take my hat off to BYB and to Lr103 whom both worked together on a NEW and exciting venture. I know and have learned ALOT by another's mistake. I have ZERO plans to pour anything but Silver for the foreseeable future. And I am again Grateful that BYB decided to share a mistake. This was painful, A lot of time and effort went into this. Forget costs which are nearly impossible to forget, but think of how deflated you would be. I know if I ever fail a assay test I will be very concerned. BYB is a TOP tier customer of the Edinburgh assay office (EAO) I am at the bottom, and trust is earned. But make a mistake and you will know about it.
To @BackyardBullion you know your a inspiration to me, a humble hobbyist who pours silver to try to focus my mind from the my physical pain, as well as making the occasional pens. I would never have dreamed of doing anything without the help of you and others on this forum. I honestly could name loads of people including Chris the site owner. But you and your family have really helped me through tough times. And got me off my back side to either make a pen or to create a website etc. You provided a lot of motivation when I was really down. It doesn't show in my videos a lot, but I am always a supporter and fan of your dedication and assistance. I joked about you being the one to blame... the real message in this was you're the reason I was and am able to be motivated. Thank you.